Manx nationalist party Mec Vannin says it will next year commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Manx general strike.

The strike which began on July 3, 1918, and aused the unprecedeted postponement of the Tynwald Day ceremony on July 5.

The ultimate success of the strike resulted in the introduction of income tax and pensions for the first time on the island, which the working population had been calling for for many years.

It also strengthened trade unions.

The Governor of the time, Lord Raglan, had been the greatest opponent of workers’ rights. He handed in his resignation to Tynwald in December of that year.

Mec Vannin hasn’t said what it will be doing to mark the anniversary.