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1972 mineworkers" strike

Peter Clarney

1972 mineworkers" strike

the personal diary of Peter Clarney, member of the National Union of Mineworkers, Yorkshire Area.

by Peter Clarney

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Published by National Union of Mineworkers (Yorkshire Area) in [Barnsley .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Strikes and lockouts -- Coal mining -- Great Britain.

  • Edition Notes

    Manuscript.

    The Physical Object
    Pagination[32 leaves] :
    Number of Pages32
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18554742M

    When the NUM called a national strike, according to the new laws, the government was able to use legal powers to fine the NUM; when the NUM refused to pay up, the courts seized NUM assets - £5 million so they had less money to support the striking miners.   The gunfight in downtown Matewan on , had all the elements of a high-noon showdown: on one side, the heroes, a pro-union sheriff and Author: Lorraine Boissoneault.

    UK hits year anniversary of miners' strike. The strike led to a humiliating and lasting defeat for the miners and a political triumph for Margaret Thatcher. The UK miners' strike of –85 was a major industrial action affecting the British coal strike by the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) was led by Arthur Scargill, although some NUM members considered it to be unconstitutional and did not observe BBC has referred to the strike as "the most bitter industrial dispute in British history.".

    "Miners' strike " [Tjpg], , National Union of Mineworkers The Miners' Strike After a period of relative stability in the Second World War and the early post-war period, the British coal industry (nationalised in ) underwent a massive contraction from , employed in to , by , as alternative fuels were. -The White mineworkers Strike, date unknown. The Prime Minister, Jan Smuts, sent in the army. The air force dropped bombs on striking workers and there were street battles in Johannesburg. After four days of struggle, people were killed, wounded and over 5, workers were arrested. Four of the leaders of the strike were hanged.


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1972 mineworkers" strike by Peter Clarney Download PDF EPUB FB2

Miners strike against government Coal miners walked out at midnight in their first national strike for almost 50 years. Three months of negotiations with the National Coal Board ended in deadlock four days ago with an offer of % on the table and the promise of a backdated deal for an increase in productivity.

The present Tory-Liberal coalition is preparing to launch a major attack on British workers. History shows that the British workers have always responded to such attacks with militant class struggle. One such example was the miners' strike ofa rock solid strike that shook the Tory government and prepared its eventual downfall two years later in Author: Terry Mcpartlan.

The National Union of Scottish 1972 mineworkers strike book (NUSW) is a trade union in Scotland, founded in as the Scottish Miners joined the Miners' Federation of Great Britain, and in changed its name to National Union of Scottish survives as the National Union of Mineworkers (Scotland Area).

During the s and s the union was strongly affected by socialist and Affiliation: National Union of Mineworkers. The miners' strike of –85 was a 1972 mineworkers strike book industrial action to shut down the British coal industry in an attempt to prevent colliery closures. It was led by Arthur Scargill of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) against the National Coal Board (NCB), a government agency.

Opposition to the strike was led by the Conservative government of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who wanted to Goals: Ridley Plan, Prevention of pit closures.

From the archive, 26 February Miners win their battle against Heath's government Victorious miners return to work after striking for seven weeks Keith Harper. Miners walked out on strike on 9 January in their first national dispute for 50 years. They are demanding a £9 a week pay rise on top of an average wage of £ The government offered a % deal - just below its unofficial 8% pay ceiling - but the National Union of Mineworkers refused to put it to the vote.

The National Coal Board has since. ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Cover title. Description: [3], 50 pages illustrations 22 cm: Responsibility: by Alan Jones and Ron Thompson. The Miners Strike. Duringthe NUM conference put forward a large wage-demand under pressure from the rank and file, but Gormley, the NUM president, warned that "pressure from below" must not "lead to anarchy".

The NUM organised a ban on overtime; the NCB employed privately contracted labour whilst rearranging shifts. The NUM was. When the cabinet was told in December that the National Union of Mineworkers had called a national strike for January 9,Edward Heath warned his colleagues that there was a danger of.

When contrasted with their dramatic strike victories of andthe shattering industrial defeat suffered by British miners in has been seen as evidence of the further weakening of working-class solidarity. Waged with complete unity, the strikes of and brought the miners substantial material gains, contributed to the downfall of a government, and reinforced the National.

The year-long miners‘ strike, which officially started on March 5,was a long time coming. It can be argued the clock started ticking on Februwhen a mass of flying pickets.

The NUM organised a ban on overtime; the NCB employed privately contracted labour whilst rearranging shifts. The NUM was afraid that the tension would allow wildcats to break out immediately, so in December they declared an official strike to start from January The NCB promised a new productivity deal and five extra days' holiday.

Some short clips of the Battle of Saltley Gate and other aspects of the victorious miners' strike in For #n miners' strike divided communities and families and nowhere more than in Nottinghamshire.

There were more people at work in€ History: Miners' strike, Britain Arthur Scargill led a Miners' strike at Saltley Coal Depot.

Objecting to 'stage 3', the National Union of Mineworkers then ordered further industrial. The national miners' strike of is central to contemporary British history: it undermined Edward Heath's Conservative government and sharpened social conflict; the common interpretation of the.

The miners' dispute began on 6 March when the head of the National Coal Board, Ian McGregor, announced plans to cut production, the equivalent of 20 pits or 20, jobs. Arthur Scargill, leader of the National Union of Mineworkers, called on miners to strike. The Events leading to the overtime ban in November and the subsequent miners' strike for jobs in Before the Strike 27 SEPTEMBER – NUM submits annual pay claim.

29 SEPTEMBER – NCB gives written negative reply to the Union's claim, adding that before their offer of a % could be accepted: "first over-production of high cost capacity must be eliminated". 21 OCTOBER. Waged with complete unity, the strikes of and brought the miners substantial material gains, contributed to the downfall of a government, and reinforced the National Union of Mineworkers' position at the core of the British labour by:   Remembering the Great Miners’ Strike.

Ap them that a ballot among all the mineworkers for a national strike would almost certainly be lost (as had ballots three times in the. and Miners' Strikes. The Miners' Strike was noticeable as it was the first time since that British miners had been on strike.

It came about because of disagreements between the miners and the Government over pay; throughout Britain's industry there was a. Coal miners walked out at midnight in their first national strike for almost 50 years. Three months of negotiations with the National Coal Board ended in deadlock four days ago with an offer of 7.

But the mine is not forgotten. Gascoyne, a forceful year-old ex-faceworker who swears a lot, was the branch secretary of the National Union of Mineworkers throughout the strike of and until the pit closed.

The son of a communist miner, he has kept its memory alive at the Shirebrook Miners’ Welfare Social Club, founded in Cover page of the booklet titled 'The White Mineworker's Strike' produced by the Labour History Group.

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