100 Years Ago – 10 May 1921

10 May 1921

The Transport Workers’ Federation agreed to meet following an internal rebellion where workers disregarded the union’s ruling that they should handle domestic coal transportation on the network. The Federation had agreed to a ban only on transporting commercial coal, regardless of the financial impact to the rail network, to support the striking miners.

Austen Chamberlain, the Leader of the House of Commons, said that the Government had agreed to pay £400 tax-free to every MP as salary and would also be providing first class rail travel between Westminster and their constituencies.

It was reported that French troops had crossed the Ruhr and occupied parts of the Mülheim district of Germany.