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The Coal Strike of 1912

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Miners on strike.

The Coal Strike of 1912 was the first national strike by coal miners in the United Kingdom. Its main goal was securing a minimum wage. After 37 days, the government ended the strike by passing the Coal Mines Act, extending the minimum wage to the mining industry and certain other industries with many manual jobs.[1]

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  1. Greasley, David; Mitchell, B. R. "Economic Development of the British Coal Industry 1800-1914". Economica. 52 (208): 523. doi:10.2307/2553892. ISSN 0013-0427. (Published November 1985)