Contrast, Contradiction and Change Britain 1906-1918 link to Learning Curve home page
Effect of War 1914-18: The Workers and the War
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* Extract from the report of the Committee on Labour Troubles, published in April 1918
(PRO ref: NATS 1/232)
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* PRO ref: NATS 1/232; report of the Committee on Labour Troubles, April 1918 *
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Look carefully at this source and consider what it tells you about how workers were affected by the war and how they contributed to the war effort. You should consider:
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* Why was the government so concerned about a strike by the ETU? *
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* What plans was it making in case there was a strike? *
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* Do you get the impression the government was keen to have a confrontation or keen to avoid one? *
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* Do you get the impression that industrial relations were generally bad at this time? *
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