Red Clydeside: A history of the labour movement in Glasgow 1910-1932


Manifesto of Joint Strike Committee, Glasgow, Feb 1919

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Single-page leaflet, published by the Joint Strike Committee of the 40 Hours Movement, in the immediate aftermath of the battle of George Square on 31 January 1919.

The aim of this leaflet was to inform the wider British labour movement of the events which had taken place on Bloody Friday. It was sent to every trade union office in Britain to inform them of the attacks on the Scottish labour movement and to call for support from workers in the rest of Britain.

Following the events of Bloody Friday the leaders of the 40 hour strike were arrested and charged with incitement to riot. These leaders included Emanuel Shinwell, William Gallacher and David Kirkwood.