La Canadiense strike

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The La Canadiense strike (Catalan: "Vaga de La Canadenca", Spanish: Huelga de La Canadiense) was a historic strike action in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, that began in February 1919 and evolved over forty-four days into a general strike paralyzing much of the industry of Catalonia. Among its consequences was to force the Spanish government to issue the Decreto de la jornada de ocho horas de trabajo, the first law limiting the working day to eight hours.[1]

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  1. ^ Meaker, Gerald H. (1974). The Revolutionary Left in Spain, 1914-1923. Stanford University Press. p. 159 ff. ISBN 0-8047-0845-2. 

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