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Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland
Chart, D.A. 'The "General Strike" as a labour weapon'. - Dublin: Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland,Vol. XII Part XCII, 1911/1912, pp559-568
Journal of The Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland Vol. XII Part XCII 1911/1912
The special point to which your attention will be
directed this evening is the comparatively novel use of
the "general" or "sympathetic" strike as a means of
compelling a settlement of disputes between employers
and employed. The practice appears to have arisen in
the Latin countries of Western Europe, notably in France
and Italy, and to have gradually spread to these shores.
The procedure adopted is familiar to all from recent experiences
and need not be described in detail. In its
essentials it is an effort to enforce a settlement of partial
or local industrial disputes by spreading the area of contention
and involving eventually so many interests that
the whole commercial and industrial world is practically
brought to a standstill.
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