While Spain is under the fascist rule of Franco, striking miners at the Rio Tinto mines are kept in check by Franco’s troops. At the 1937 AGM, the then chairman Geddes states that “since the mining region was occupied by General Franco’s forces, there have been no further labour problems… Miners found guilty of troublemaking are court-martialed and shot.”
Moody, Roger. 1991. Plunder!