The Strike – And After

Hornsey Journal, 10 October 1919

Everybody in Hornsey has suffered by the great strike of the railway men, some in one way, some in another. And the effects of it have not ceased with its cessation.

We can travel with as much freedom as before but for a full week all available means of transport were utilised for the conveyance of food. Nothing is more significant than the statement by the Prime Minister on Tuesday that as long ago as last February he came home from the Peace Conference in Paris because he saw signs that a struggle with labour was impending. It was then that the organisation for transport and other purposes was formed.

The strike is over and it is certain that the country cannot afford to be plunged into confusion every time a powerful trade union find themselves at issue with their employers. Under no circumstances can power be removed from Parliament and placed in the hands of men who are responsible only to sections who put their own interests before those of the nation. We hope we may see now the beginning of a better state of affairs, that there may be a closer and more friendly association between employer and employed and that labour shall have a just reward for its services.

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