On the basis of Article 48 of the Weimar Constitution, Reichspräsident Friedrich Ebert bans the railway strike planned by the National Union of Railway Civil Servants and Civil Service Trainees.
[Overesch/Saal, p. 163]
The new Wirth government formed in October 1921 calls for parliament’s confidence. Wirth’s cabinet wins the vote with 220 votes in favor versus 185 against. The government had previously come under heavy criticism from right and left-wing parties due to its position on the planned railway strike.
[Overesch/Saal, p. 164]
A joint conference between the Second International and the International Working Union of Socialist Parties takes place in Frankfurt am Main. Topics discussed include joint consultations on the Third International and the current political situation. It is agreed that in order to prevent future war, a general strike will be declared if a war breaks out.
[Overesch/Saal, p. 165]