Ahmadabad Mill Strike, 1918

    • Gandhiji’s second struggle was at Ahmedabad in 1918 when he had to intervene in a dispute between the workers and the mill-owners.
    • He advised the workers to go on strike and to demand a 35 per cent increase in wages.
    • He insisted that the workers should not use violence against the employers during the strike.
    • He undertook a fast unto death to strengthen the workers’ resolve to continue the strike.
    • This put pressure on the mill owners who relented on the fourth day and agreed to give the workers a 35 per cent increase in wages.