Anarchist Wiki
Advertisement

Peru is a coloinial capitalist state located in the western portion of South America.

Anarchism in Peru[]

Anarcho-Syndicalism played a strong role in Peruvian trade unions at the start of the 20th century. In eight years, anarcho-syndicalists managed to lower the working day by eight hours. In March of 1911, Five hundred cotton workers organized a general strike with anarcho-syndicalists which demanded an increase in wages, a 10-hour workday (from a 13-hour workday) and the elimination of night shifts. It succeeded in a few weeks. In January 1919, another general strike occurred for three days as workers and students fought police in numerous street battles. They won their demands for an 8-hour workday which Peruvians have enjoyed ever since.[1]

References[]

  1. Hirsch, Steven (2010). Anarchism and Syndicalism in The Colonial and Postcolonial World 1870-1940
Advertisement