About: A Brief History of the UK Coal Miners Strike 1984 85
No mention here of the Union not giving the members a ballot in the first place.
Quality of this vid is shite
Durham had a massive miners strike In 1984
Thank you I found that helpful.
I was there and Scargil’s refused to put the strike to the normal constitutional secret ballot! The lack of a ballot and the bully boy tactics adopted by the Scargil faction resulted in Notts area and other coalfields refusing to be intimidated. The truth was it looked to be a politically motivated dispute. Scargil’s premises was that a pit should not be closed if it was capable of producing coal. The question of how much you have to subsidise that Coal was academic in the view of the striking miners, this was economical impossible.
It was a NATIONAL strike, not just Yorkshire, The Midlands, Wales, Scotland, Tyneside, and most of the rest of the North of England, were all on strike, it was a bitter dispute against a horrible witch of a woman, which has left its marks on most of these areas to this day, and if u don't believe me just look at the amount of street parties and people dancing in the streets whilst burning efergies of her there were in ALL OF THOSE PLACES when she died
I wish the coal mines had been closed in the 1950s.
Government State War involving MI5 to smear & crush unions & working class of the UK. Political lies propaganda Tory Party Machine..
this may seem like a strange question, but i'm having trouble following the reasoning of the strike if the goal of the government was to close down the pits. why would they refuse to mine to defy the law? or was the picketing more impactful than the act of striking itself? the only reason i can think of is that there wasn't enough energy being produced to do entirely without coal at the time of the strike. if you could, please fill me in on the reasoning. thanks!
"It's worth fighting for to secure jobs for your children" but surely if they kept the pits going they'd barely be able to pay their children enough to live? How much was it that the pits were draining like, 85 million? Couldn't they see that keeping the pits open wasn't especially beneficial for them, and was detrimental to the rest of the country? I get that their livelihoods were at stake, but it's not like they were closing them out of malice. They were closing them for the good of the country.
why was it important?
Margaret Thatcher crushed them into the coal dust. TOP LADY.
Don't worry Comrades ARTHUR is all right! He has just FINALLY grabbed the £2 MILLION Barbican , Central London Flat which was owned by the NUM so his progeny are set up for life ! UP THE WORKERS ! :)
Why can't we get back to the good old days of Nationalising everything. I had the great good fortune ( literally ! ) to work for a major Nationalised Industry from 1973-89 and what a glorious 16 years we had. We had a monopoly so consumers HAD to come to us ! In the last year I wrote 2 letters all year with 2/3 hour Central London lunches :). Paid in £8,000 pension.Will end up with £350,000 ( approximately assuming living average Male age ) OH ! HAPPY DAYS
Learnt a lot from this video. Only improvement I'd make is just speak more clearly. The video is summarised well, no other complaints.
Which energy source was increased to make up for loss of coal???
There should have been a national strike in solidarity with the miners.
You literally read this from Wikipedia.
And now 2015 Thoresby closed july and hatfield Kellingley colliery last deep mine closes dec 15 the end of an era
The coal industry compared to what it was in the UK will soon be none existent.More homework needed here.