100 Years Ago – 16 January 1921

16 January 1921

A resolution was sent to the National Farmers Union to discuss reducing wages of farm workers due to the reduced prices of produce and the falling cost of living.

Figures from Labour exchanges showed an increase in the number of unemployed of over 111,000 in just one week, with over 859,000 people unemployed compared to a figure of 281,000 in August 1920.

A transport workers strike was avoided following an agreement made with employers to offer an advance of 4s per week.