General strike, Tampere 1956

Great demonstration on the Tampere Central Square during the General strike of 1956. The people came to the mass meeting without making use of any means of public transport. After the war prices and costs of living were under very strict governmental supervision. When the ban was lifted, the prices rose very fast but the salaries stayed behind. Finally the Confederation of Finnish Trade Unions ( SAK) decided to take measures and called for a nation wide strike. On the whole, the trade unions succeeded to maintain order in the country and only very minor incidents happened during the 3 weeks of strike.