The "General Strike" as a labour weapon
Citation: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
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.
Publisher:Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland
Series/Report no:Journal of The Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland
Vol. XII Part XCII 1911/1912
Description:Read February 16th, 1912