1915: Glasgow Rent Strike

A rent strike is a method of protest commonly employed against large landlords. In a rent strike, a group of tenants come together and agree to refuse to pay their rent en masse until a specific list of demands is met by the landlord. A notable example was the County Durham constituencies, where, in , the miners funded seventy-six sub-agents, polling agents and clerks.

William D. Booklist for further study. LA Times. By this time, Glasgow had become the most overcrowded city in Britain. Many thanks to those who helped us. UK trade union membership rose from 3,, Luckily, there's a range of ways you can filter the library content to suit your needs, from casual browsing to researching a particular topic. Related Articles. Working class people are still being shafted by local councils and housing associations like Scottish Homes.

Before the start of conscription in January , some 2. Shop floor bargaining and the state.

Rent Strikes 100 Years On Exhibition

The statue was unveiled on International Women's Day - a ceremony attended by thousands of people, according to local councillor, Bailie John Kane. International Review of Social History 34 , pp. Morris heard a series of cases that aroused his ire. Although the British state had extensive powers over labour under DORA and the Munitions Acts, the needs of the war and the strong position of labour often made it difficult for the government to enforce its legal measures.

Glasgow Rent Strike

One such card said:. Lloyd George. Kropotkin, , the Conquest of Bread. Mr Brown won a competition decided by public vote to design the monument to Mrs Barbour, who was a key player in fighting rent increases imposed by Glasgow landlords during WW1. So by July , 24 percent of chemical and explosive workers, 24 percent of electrical engineers, 22 percent of miners and 20 percent of engineers had gone.

Displays of their work was featured in the Exhibition. These worsening conditions, coupled with growing unionisation among workers, contributed to a rise in socialist interest in the West of Scotland.

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Forward 5. On Clydeside, in particular, there were major strikes involving combinations of conservative craftsmen with socialist craftsmen, who denounced state restrictions on labour that enabled huge private profits. It forced the government to bring in the Rent Restriction Act, freezing all rents in the UK until six months after the war.