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GWR and the General Strike (1926)

  • 136 Pages
  • 1.48 MB
  • English
Oakwood Press , Headington
Great Western Railway (Great Britain) -- History -- 20th century., General Strike, Great Britain,
Statementby C.R. Potts.
SeriesLocomotion papers ;, LP194, Locomotion papers ;, no. 194.
LC ClassificationsTF57 .P675 1996
The Physical Object
Pagination136 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3544555M
ISBN 100853614881
LC Control Number2001536360

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Author: C. R Potts. The GWR and the General Strike. Author: C. Potts ISBN: Cover: paperback Price: £ There have been many books published about the General Strike, however, this is the first title to look specifically at the impact the strike had on a major railway company.

Using the superintendent of the line’s log a picture of how the. Author: C. Potts Cover: Paperback There have been many books published about the General Strike, however, this is the first title to look specifically at the impact the strike had on a major railway company. Using the superintendent of the line’s log a picture of how the management attampted to run trains is built up in a day-by-day account.

The management focused their attention on. Bill Hudson Transport Books - GWR Railway Books. HOME; CATEGORIES. Hot Off The Press; Special Offers The Broad Gauge of the Great Western Railway, The Bristol and Exeter Railway and the North and South Devon Railways.

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See search results for this author. Are you an author. Learn about Author Central. Mick Jenkins (Author) Reviews: 1. How the General Strike of Affected Railway Services.

THE origins of the General Strike are complex. Suffice it to say that what had started out as an internal dispute within the sorely troubled coal industry had gradually snowballed into a full-scale confrontation between the Trades Union Congress on one side and the govern-ment on the other.

Neither party had intervened willingly but. GWR glory: the inter-war years Back to the railway and the year isthe year of the General Strike. The Great Western was badly affected, as indeed were all companies. Even the tiny Lambourn branch line didn't escape, with only one erratically operated train.

The passenger coaches of the Great Western Railway (GWR) were many and varied, ranging from four and six-wheeled vehicles for the original broad gauge line ofthrough to bogie coaches up to 70 feet (21 m) long which were in service through to Vacuum brakes, bogies and through-corridors all came into use during the nineteenth century, and in the first electrically lit coaches.

RMT balloted members and had a 58% turnout. 98% voted for strike action and 98% for action short of a strike in the ballot. Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary, said: “Our cleaner members have voted decisively for action on GWR. Haywood's pamphlet The General Strike (Chicago, n.d.), published by the I.W.W., was a summary of a speech he gave in New York City on Ma Introductory material scanned from Rebel Voices, edited by Joyce L.

Kornbluth, (), Charles H. Kerr Publishing Company, West Greenleaf Avenue, Chicago, IL THE GENERAL STRIKE.

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The General Strike book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. In MayBritain was gripped by what became known as the General St /5(1). affected by the calling o thf e General Strike, the two companies in Devon being the Great Western and the Southern.

Sir Felix Pole, General Manager of the GWR from totook an active part in dis-couraging the strikers. After he had been informed by C. Cramp of the National Union of Railwaymen that NUR men would cease work on 3rd. Guinness World Records, known from its inception in until as The Guinness Book of Records and in previous United States editions as The Guinness Book of World Records, is a reference book published annually, listing world records both of human achievements and the extremes of the natural world.

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The brainchild of Sir Hugh Beaver, the book was co-founded by twin brothers Norris. First Great Western has confirmed it expects to run the majority of London Thames Valley services but long distance and local rail services will be significantly reduced, should the planned strike action by RMT members go ahead next week.

RMT MEMBERS working for outsourcing giant ISS will be taking 48 hours of strike action in opposition to the imposition of shift patterns that will mean them working an additional 60 shifts per year.

The cleaners are sub-contracted to the Hitachi rail contract supplying rolling stock to GWR on the Western train services. “The new book by historian Michael Dupuis, ‘The Winnipeg General Strike Ordinary Men And Women Under Extraordinary Circumstances’, is an important contribution to the modern history of the Canadian labour movement, adding new insight into the Winnipeg General Strike.

The Winnipeg General Strike of May and June of remains one of the greatest examples of collective action in Canadian history.

Plenty of books also mark the strike’s centenary. Records such as school log books also trace the impact on local communities. The account below is one of a series that draws on this material.

It was written by Trevor Vaughan, a railway worker and trade union official in Aberdare in [ref.: D/DX/2]. The Railwayman’s Story. Trevor Vaughan was 26 years old at the time of the General Strike.

The General Strike book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. No/5(4). A Great Western Railway (GWR) workers' strike will go ahead tomorrow, the RMT union confirmed today. RMT members who are cleaners on the rail. Today marks the beginning of a day strike which is set to bring travel chaos to commuters travelling in and out of Bristol because important railway routes will be disrupted.

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The Women and Men of A Gender and Social History of the General Strike and Miners' Lockout in South Wales. Sue Bruley. University of Wales Press, - History - pages. 0 Reviews. This book investigates the Lock-Out from the perspective of gender relations.

Tens of thousands of commuters are likely to be hit by a hour rail strike after talks between First Great Western and the RMT union failed. Members of the RMT union working for South Western Railway will strike for almost all of December.

They will work normally only on 1 and 12 December (the day of the general. Book your train tickets and check train times online at Great Western Railway.

Collect your ticket from any station with our quick and easy booking tool. Rosa Luxemburg, in her book The Mass Strike, the Political Party and the Trade Unions had a different view, criticizing the Belgian Labour Party for perceived tactical incompetence: A general strike forged in advance within the fetters of legality is like a war demonstration with cannons dumped into a river within the very sight of the enemy.

Strike action will take place between am and pm on Saturday 4 August, Saturday 11 August, Saturday 18 August and over two days beginning at am on Friday 31 August and finishing at. A Lot containing a quantity of paperwork items to include a paper award certificate issued by the Southern Railway in reference to working through the general strike.

Training books, rule books and manuals. Publicity material relating to overseas holidays together with odd railway crockery to include a GWR saucer and other items.

Read this book on Questia. I suppose I saw as much of the General Strike as anyone -- as a Member of the House of Commons; as a trade union official whose union was concerned in the Strike; at the General Headquarters of the Trades Union Congress in Eccleston Square; and as an officially accredited propagandist for the General Council of the Trades Union Congress during the period of the Strike.A general strike encompasses workers from a broad range of occupations and shuts down the delivery of all private and public goods and services in an area, such as a city or state.

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