On May 1st, 1919, the Buildng and Metal Trades Councils in Winnipeg voted to go on strike. They demanded better wages (at least 85 cents a day), an eight-hour work day and better working conditions. Workers from all industries in Winnipeg soon walked off the job and showed their support. Tensions continued to grow, and on June 21st, also known as Bloody Saturday, violence erupted. One man was killed, thirty were injured, and hundreds were arrested. In the days that followed, the strke ended.