Taff Vale judgment

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Over 1,000 employees of the Taff Vale railway went on strike in 1901. Their union, the Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants, was sued for damages, and in December 1902 the Taff Vale Railway Company was paid £23,000. A crippling blow to trade unionism, this judgment was one reason why unions supported the infant Labour Representation Committee.

Subjects: World History.

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