28 SEPTEMBER 1872, Page 2

The Bakers' Strike has begun in London, but London does

not appear as yet to have much visible difficulty in getting its bread. The strike affects only those firms which stand out against the four- to-four system, and though they are tolerably numerous, they do not appear to be any very large proportion of the trade. The men on strike are very resolute, and there appears to be so much Unionist sympathy with them outside the trade, that they will probably receive a good deal of support from other trades. But many women can bake, and most women can very easily learn to bake. We suspect the masters chiefly affected will have re- course to women's labour.