100 Years Ago – 3 June 1920

3 June 1920

It was reported that martial law had been introduced in Greece as there were fears in some elements that Constantine I of Greece, who had reigned from 1913 to 1917, would be reinstated. The country was in the middle of a conflict with Turkey with Constantine resuming his reign in December 1920.

100,000 gas workers were balloted over strike action as their demand for 10s a week in wages, a 44-hour week and 14 days holiday was denied. The National Federation of General Workers stated that they would announce the results of the ballot soon, which if it took place would mean that gas supplies would be cut off around the country within two to three weeks.