2 edition of truth about the Notts miners" ballot found in the catalog.
truth about the Notts miners" ballot
Citrine, Walter McLennan Citrine Baron.
At head of title: Trade Union Congress campaign for freedom and fair play.
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When the Nottinghamshire miners were balloted in mid-March on whether to join the action with the rest of the NUM, only one in four Notts miners voted to back it. That ballot was held in the shadow of the death of Yorkshire miner David Jones, a 24 year old who died picketing Nottinghamshire's Ollerton Colliery. The Nottinghamshire miners vo (%) to 7, (%) not to strike in the NUM Area ballot of 15th/16th March With the NUM hopelessly split, and no national ballot vote forthcoming, production continued in the strategically important Nottinghamshire coalfield, even though the working Nottinghamshire NUM members adhered to the.
Assess the view that the main reason for the failure of the miners’ strike in was the leadership of Arthur Scargill. The failure of the miner’s strike in has been seen by many as the result of bad leadership of the head of the NUM, Arthur Scargill, the lack of support for the strike as well as giving credit to the government’s preparations. The Derbyshire Miners: A Study in Industrial and Social History January July June Labour Party leaders Liberal lock-out lodges London March Markham meeting Midland Mines minimum wage negotiations Nottinghamshire Nottinghamshire Miners November October officials organization output paid Parliament Pinxton pits price of coal proposals railway.
The earliest dated Notts. Miners’ Association badge I have is a square shaped one with April on it, type JG70, The one exception, type JG60, is the badge with ‘DERBYSHIRE & NOTTINGHAMSHIRE MINERS’ ASSOCIATION’ on it, this may have been issued some time between and the forming of the Nottinghamshire Miners’ Federation in Thus in Nottingham the majority of miners continued working. The Scargill leadership’s response was to sent in pickets to, if it came to it, try to coerce the Nottingham miners into striking. Of course to have any chance of being effective a strike has to be a solid as possible, but coercing workers who could argue a democratic case for not striking at that moment was bound to be .
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The Nottinghamshire miners’ leaders last hope for a ballot was squashed at the special delegate conference on 19 April Delegates voted to change the rules so that a simple majority would trigger a strike and threw out calls for a ballot.
This diary follows John Lowe's strike day by day. He was a picket organiser in the Notts coalfield, significant because, more often than not, working miners outnumbered striking miners.
The diary chronicles the daily struggles of striking miners and their families to survive financially. There also the fight against the police and court action/5(22). About 93% of miners from the area were still on strike by the beginning of March '85, just before the strike came to and end.
Along with Kent the miners in South Wales held out the longest. Despite this, the overwhelming verdict of the ballot in Nottinghamshire was to “keep calm and carry on.” Some 73 per cent of the county’s miners voted to remain in work, and would continue to do so under police protection for the next 12 decision came at a.
The miners' strike that ended an era. On March 3rd,the National Union of Mineworkers, led by Arthurs Scargill, voted to return to work after a year-long strike, the longest and most bitter strike, and one that finished without an agreement.
books about the miners strike. Energy, collaborated with Joe Gormley, former NUM boss, in manipulating the notoriously divisive bonus scheme for the Notts, South Derbyshire and other areas, a scheme that had been decisively rejected by a majority of the miners in a ballot.
Notts striking miners build a future on the past Simon In the minds of many, when you say ‘Nottinghamshire’ truth about the Notts miners ballot book ‘miners’ strike’ in the same breath, the word ‘scab’ is not far behind. Taken from the introduction: One of the main aims of this study is to give a clear and coherent view of the main events, and to examine the role played by the Nottinghamshire miners in the strike of It will also critically analyse some of the more negative and inexact accounts of their role which have painted them as the anti-heroes in the strike.
In the book a case is put that far from being the blacklegs of "Spencerite mythology" it can be argued that the majority of the Nottinghamshire Miners in adhered to time honoured custom and practice in line with moderate traditions within the NUM and their stance taken during the strike was a rebellion against what was considered an unofficial and.
This account of events is completely untrue. In the autumn ofsix months after the start of the miners' strike, Nacods conducted an individual ballot of members and obtained an 80%-plus vote for strike action, a decision which, if implemented, would have been sufficient to save pits and jobs, Author: Guardian Staff.
The fact that the majority of miners in the UK were already out on strike at this point kind of speaks for itself. Thirty years down the line, the miners’ strike remains a raw and emotional subject. Particularly in the Midlands. Every Nottinghamshire pit, most of them by a significant majority, voted to keep working.
This rekindled my interest in the brass discs so I read all the books about the history of the early Nottinghamshire miners I could get hold of. I found many references to the Nottinghamshire Miners' Association, including details of its struggle for survival and recognition from its foundation in late through to its merger with the.
The fact is that it was a set-up and it worked brilliantly.” The fall-out from Orgreave was considerable although it would be many years before its full truth was revealed. TV viewers were treated to scenes of mobs of violent thugs hurling bricks and stones before embattled mounted police moved in to disperse the offenders.
Notes on the miners strike, Notes on the strike of UK mine workers against closures and to save their union, the NUM. The article contains interesting information about the strike, its background, the aftermath and its importance to all workers in Britain. The literary mise en scene of Tony Harrison's V may be Gray's Elegy but the political background is the miners' strike; the poem's dynamo, anger.
Harrison captures the ambiguity and fury of a Author: Shirley Dent. Pickets and ballots (May ) From Socialist Review, No. 65 has more effectively exposed Neil Kinnock than his public vacillations over the strike and private support for a ballot.
The miners’ strike has put self-proclaimed revolutionaries to the test as well as the Labour leadership. A good illustration of this general truth is the. When, early inScargill endeavoured to force his entire membership out without the strike ballot required by the union rule book, most of the Notts miners refused to follow him and carried on.
If time is a river, then Nottinghamshire’s tiny band of miners’ strike veterans – fewer than 2, from a 32,strong workforce in – have been patiently waiting for thirty years. On 3 JanuaryCabinet Office documents pertaining to. The miners' strike of –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. Opposition to the strike was led by the Conservative government of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Goals: Ridley Plan, Prevention of pit closures.
Harry Paterson, author of 'Look Back in Anger: The Miners' Strike in Nottinghamshire 30 Years On' (Five Leaves Publications, ) talks about Nottinghamshir. This item: The /85 Miners Strike in Nottinghamshire: 'If Spirit Alone Won Battles': The Diary of John Lowe by Jonathan Symcox Paperback £ Only 4 left in stock (more on the way).
Sent from and sold by Amazon. The miners' strike by Sean Matgamna Paperback £/5(29).Then his hobby horse: democracy. Chadburn told him ‘democracy’ is the most prostituted word in the English language and that it has been used and ignored by Notts as and when it suits them; he highlighted the example of and the National ballot on the incentive scheme, when the Area went to court against a ballot result.The results from Nottingham were truly appalling and demonstrated the gulf which existed between Notts and the rest of the miners.
Of 27, Nottingham miners who took part in the ballot, 20, voted to defy the national executive committee and their fellow miners across the country and continue working. Just 7, had voted to strike.