The Death Blow for British Coal - In These Times
Among British ex-miners the infamous June 18 1984 battle between striking coal miners and police at the Orgreave coking plant in South Yorkshire is still bitterly invoked as a symbol of then .
The 1984–85 miners& 39; strike and technological change The .
Extract The proximate cause of the 1984–85 miners& 39; strike the longest mass strike in British history was a round of colliery closures announced by the National Coal Board NCB now British Coal in March 1984 as part of the restructuring of the British coal mining industry.
1984: The beginning of the end for British coal - BBC News
The 1984 miners& 39; strike was the most bitter industrial dispute in British history. But ten years earlier the UK& 39;s coal industry appeared to be on the way up.
UK miners& 39; strike 1984–85 - Wikipedia
The miners& 39; strike of 1984-85 was a major 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.
The miner& 39;s strike of 1984 and the British Coal Industry E .
As UK government annouces the closure of two of the remaining three deep pits and the sell off of six surface coal mines we look back at the miners’ strike of 1984 and ask if there’s any future for coal mines at all? In January 1974 the National Union of Mineworkers NUM demanded a 35 per cent pay rise.
When Margaret Thatcher Crushed a British Miners’ Strike - HISTORY
On March 6 1984 the National Coal Board announced its plan to cut the nation’s coal output by 4 million tons in an effort to stem a $340 million annual loss. At the time Britain had 170 working.
Mining The Meaning: The Legacy of the 1984-5 UK Miners’ Strike
Mining The Meaning: The Legacy of the 1984-5 UK Miners’ Strike By Dr Katy Shaw The UK miners’ strike of 1984-5 was a defining moment in the history of the United Kingdom one that not only .
BBC ON THIS DAY 12 1984: & 39;A year with no pay& 39;
In March 1984 one of the longest and possibly most damaging industrial disputes in British history began. Tens of thousands of miners went on strike following an announcement by Coal Board.
How Thatcher broke the miners& 39; strike but at what cost? Sky .
Thatcher appointed the ruthless Ian McGregor to the head of the National Coal Board in 1983. McGregor was a Scottish-American metallurgist who had already streamlined Britain’s nationalized steel industry stripping it of 95000 jobs closing down plants and bringing British Steel from making an annual loss of £1.6 billion to near profit.
How the miners’ strike of 1984-85 changed Britain for ever
Murton Colliery in County Durham 1992. The pit ceased production the previous November. Photograph: Bob Anderson/Rex Features One recent grey afternoon I visit the site of the old Shirebrook colliery in north-east Derbyshire with a former miner Alan Gascoyne. “This was where we picketed . . . that was the union office there were the shafts and that was the coal preparation plant.” We .
BBC ON THIS DAY 12 1984: & 39;A year with no pay& 39;
In March 1984 one of the longest and possibly most damaging industrial disputes in British history began. Tens of thousands of miners went on strike following an announcement by Coal Board Chairman Ian McGregor that 20 uneconomic pits would have to close putting 20000 miners out of work.
History explorer: Britain’s coal industry - HistoryExtra
Coal mining was one of the most dangerous industries in Britain throughout the period. “Most people tend to think of its dangers in terms of the terrible pit explosions” says Curtis who has been involved in a recent disability history project focusing on three British coalfields between 1780 and 1948.
The decline of the UK Coal Industry - Economics Help
The decline of the British coal industry started after the First World War. But was accelerated after the Second World War and in particular after the miner’s strike of 1984. Between 1923 and 1945 employment in the industry fell from 1.2 to 0.8 million and the British share of the world coal market dropped from 59% to 37%.
British Coal Miners& 39; Strike of 1984 NC Theatre
But then three years later in 1984 the National Coal Board discussed closing 20 of the 174 British coal pits which inflamed the mineworkers. If 20 of the coal pits were to close over 10% of the mining jobs would have been cut.
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