The General Council of the Trades Union Congress began the 1926 General Strike lasting from May 3 to May 12 1926 in the Great Britain was the 1926 General Strike. 1.7 million workers went out in a failing effort to forbid cutbacks on income and the bad conditions for 1.2 million coal miners. There was insufficient effects made by the nine day strike. Over long periods of time the strike did not affect the trade union or industrial relations. Years before the start of the strike the problems were being created by the First World War. In the time of the First World War there was much more coal used in Great Britain meaning that there was less money being made for the coal. Coal creation was at its shortest. During this time period Great Britain sent less coal than in peaceful times because it was being used in Great Britain. Because they were not sending out as much of their coal the United States, Poland, and Germany began to create a large coal business for themselves and benefited from it. The cost of coal cut down because of the Dawes Plan made in 1924. This plan made it possible for Germany to continue in selling coal. When the Dawes Plan was made Germany started by selling “free coal” to France and Italy as they were in the process of making amends for their injury done during the First World War. The golden standard became popular again. The golden standard was made by Winston Churchill in 1925. The golden standard made Britain too large to have their coal send effectively. Because of this Britain was not allowed to send their coal. They were said to be hurting smaller coal mining businesses because of their growth in coal mining.Emma Fitzgerald was a coal miner at the time of the strike. As the strike started Emma joined in on the strike with many of the other miners and spent days out of the gross mines protesting. On day one she went to get the newspaper and there were none written with May 4 in the top corner because the BBC publishers of the standard articles were on strike. She listened all day to the radio filled with new bulletins and minutes in between of ads made by the government listing jobs that needed to be filled. The government enrolled middle class volunteers to continue benefiting the business. As Emma Fitzgerald ended another day on strike and she sat down that night and turned on the radio to hear “the people as a whole remain calm and confident and bear their inconveniences and hardships with good temper and fortitude.” That line she heard described the Emma and the other workers on strike. The newspapers the next morning were written by different people from organizations like the British Gazette and written on the front was a writing by the Prime Minister saying that “constitutional government is being attacked” followed by the actions they will take to protect them in the future. The fourth day of the strike Emma finds news in the headlines of the next days newspaper that the Prime Minister’s statement was answered by the Trades Union Congress General Counsel saying The General Council does not challenge the Constitution. It is not seeking to substitute unconstitutional government. Nor is it desirous of undermining our Parliamentary institutions. The sole aim of the Council is to secure for the miners a decent standard of life.” Right in the same day that the Trades Union said that the radio sounded to the government telling the people that “All ranks of the armed forces of the crown are hereby informed that any action which they may find it necessary to take in an honest endeavour to aid the civil power will receive, both now and afterwards the full support of His Majesty’s Government.” Emma Fitzgerald later that Friday afternoon read that for a second time in the following days newspaper. The radio announcement was continued by another ad for men to start working in the coal mines by this Monday. In the same day at BBC they say no to the Christian churches to get time on their radio. The British Gazette was targeted to be biassed in the topics discussed in their articles. The government follows up with the Trades Union Congress General Counsel by stopping their paper coming in to print the pages they need for a full newspaper to be made. After a long Friday, Saturday the All Russian Central Council of Trade Unions sent a check made out to the Trades Union. At the 9:30 PM radio broadcast the Prime Minister at the time, Stanley Baldwin, scheduled the time to continue into his earlier statement he made hours before directed at the Trades Union and said “Every man who does his duty by his country and remains at work or returns to work during the present crisis will be protected by the State from loss of Trade Union benefits, Superannuation Allowances or Pensions. H.M. Government will take whatever steps are necessary in Parliament or otherwise for this purpose.” This was a first for Emma and everyone else listening because the Prime Minister never spoke on the radio. As the strike went on into day six, there were more ads but today it was for more workers to assist and accompany a Civil Constabulary Reserve for London. A week after the strike started, monday May 10, the strike does not look as if it will come to and end anytime soon as there are no agreements made. On tuesday the News Castle sends out copies of the The British Worker that needed help to be made because they did not get supplied enough paper to create in the days before. On the ninth day of the strike the Trades Union Congress General Council go to tell the Prime Minister that the strike must come to an end. That afternoon an hour after the Trades Union and Prime Minister’s discussion the radio tells the people the news that the strike is called off at that moment. Although the Prime Minister told the coal miners to forget the events in the past nine days Emma Fitzgerald as a miner did not let the strike go and did not return to the mines for years after. The strike made a large effect on the coal mining jobs. By the high 1930’s coal mining jobs fell by more than one third from before the strike when there were 1.2 million miners. Production made a comeback as during the strike they produced 200 tons by each miner and before the start of the Second World War they were producing more than 300 tons by each miner. Mine owners wanted to control income in times of money and in times they did not make as much. To do this they would lower the amount the miners made in their work to get more themselves. The coal mining business was unorganized at this time. Much of this happened by the works being scheduled longer hours as well as taking money from the miners. Miners opposed for a few months before they had to enter the mines again because of their own needs. By late November most miners were working again but some coal miners were inactive in working for many years after that. The workers were working longer hours and lower pay as they came back to work. The workers then felt that the strike did not make a difference. As the strike ended there were some communities that ignored the strikers for the rest of their time. This was sometimes done by being called or calling someone a scab.The movement made no effect for the trades union congress and the trade union stayed active but stayed the same.