8-hour day

La Canadiense and Barcelona general strike, 1919 - Sam Lowry

Strikers in Barcelona, 14 February 1919

A short history of the Barcelona general strike of 1919 which began after the sacking of eight workers, and ended up as one of the most successful working class actions in history, which forced the introduction of the world's first 8-hour working day.

1919: The 40-hours strike

Tanks and soldiers in Glasgow, Feb 1919

The 40 Hours strike led by the Clyde Workers' Committee was the most radical strike seen on Clydeside in terms of both its tactics and its demands.

Parsons on the 8 hour Day

Albert R. Parsons, Haymarket Martyr and anarchist on the movement for an eight-hour working day in March, 1886.