Three Day Week - guidance from GMWU, 1973

Phase 3 of the Conservative Government's incomes policy, which included limiting pay raises to 7%, was launched in November 1973. On 12 November, the National Union of Mineworkers started a national overtime ban and on the following day, the Government declared a State of Emergency. A month later, the Government announced that three day working would start on 1 January 1974. Working hours were cut to conserve available fuel stocks for electricity. The Three Day Week officially ended 7 March 1974.

This guidance on the fuel crisis emergency measures was issued by the General and Municipal Workers' Union to its officers on 20 December 1973.

Copyright GMWU now GMB.

Title Three Day Week - guidance from GMWU, 1973
Maker Trades Union Congress
Production Date 1973
Format Leaflet
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Holding Institution TUC Library Collections, London Metropolitan University
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