The Impact Of The General Strike In The 1920's

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The 1920’s is proved as a regressive movement, contrary to progressive, through the adverse propulsion Canada experienced, which only roared in chaos. Slowly but surely, Canada experienced a sudden backlash. Firstly, through the through the oppression of minorities that was encouraged greatly by the general public. This injustice was on a large scale, and led to several issues of stereotypes still dealt upon with today. Secondly, the government made many foolish decisions causing the Great Depression to disrupt the general society. The actions of the government is deemed as poor judgement as a result of the bad decisions they allowed, the laws created, which was reflected in an economy hitting a downfall, and the rise of gangsters. Thirdly, …show more content…
In the 1920s the worker class got less pay for more hours and work done. This is seen through the General Strike that occurred just before this decade. The Winnipeg General Strike from 15 May to 25 June 1919 was Canada 's best-known general strike. Massive unemployment and inflation, for a long period of time. It all began In March 1919 western labour leaders met in Calgary to discuss the creation of One Big Union. In Winnipeg on 15 May, when negotiations broke down between management and labour in the building and metal trades, the Winnipeg Trades and Labor Council called a general strike. At stake were the principle of collective bargaining, and better wages and working conditions. Within hours almost 30,000 workers left their jobs. During this occasion Winnipeg was dysfunctional and was broken. Nobody worked, nobody did anything. It caused a fear in the bosses of what the workers could do, and that fear consists on today. In addition to this workers remained poor, their lives dominated by a struggle for the economic security of food, clothing and shelter. By the 1920s, most workers were in no better financial position than their counterparts had been a generation earlier. Since many men just came back from the war, they all needed jobs. There was a high demand for jobs, yet no workers needed. This caused competition. People had to work even harder in more hostile conditions to get their money, and many people didn 't even work at all leaving them in poverty, and debt. This further proves the fact of workers being undervalued because they got less pay for more work and were struggling to make provisions for their families. In general, the worker class struggled in the 1920s even though the year before they progressed, seeing a roar of

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