New Unionism: how successful were working class unions?

AQA GCSE History lesson from the Reform and Reformers section of the Power and the People unit.

In this lesson we look at what New Unionism is and begin by looking at two strikes. The Match Girls’ strikes of 1888 and the London Dockers’ strikes in 1891. We compare the strikes and evaluate their success. We then contnue to a short source extract practice question on the strikes. The pupils then examine a longer extract about the impact of New Unionism to evaluate how successful the movement was at gaining control over their employers and from the government. Included is:

Source starter using newspaper extract
Comparison task with two strikes
4-mark inference question practice
Extract task using highlighters and written response from pupils.

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