About: Miners' strike - 30 years since the pit crisis of 1984
Coal mining would have ended anyway due to the Climate Change Act.
Beautifully shot piece. But as far as content this really missed the mark. The focus should have been on the people and what happened to them. You had several people that said they won because they came together and had lots of pride. But what happened to the people? This "story" told very little.
Please watch this guy's channel, and others similar, and please make your feelings clear to this Class Traitor https://youtu.be/qwQVhLIHPXk
So glad coal mining is now gone from the UK forever.
These days we are constantly being told that people should stop using coal and other fossil fuels for environmental reasons,
But as the Miners’ strike 35 years ago showed, it will be very difficult, if not impossible to do that, without destroying jobs,
Lives and communities in the process. That is why, certainly for the foreseeable, future, most of energy production will
Come from fossil fuels, and all this talk of cutting emissions will remain just that - talk.
The miners, united, will never....oh hang on
I wish Thatcher was back in charge of the country today...
I am an ex-miner in the Nottinghamshire coalfield, I did not strike and worked every day 1984-85, as I believed and still do that it is totally unacceptable to be dictated to by Arthur Scargill.
I joined the breakaway union in 1985 the UDM because decisions made must be done in a way that is democratic, vote, act on it and respect that a majority vote should be adhered to.
Maybe Arthur Scargill was correct in the sense that coal mines were on the list for closure, and quite right to if they were making a loss, no mine should be subsidised by the rest, he just reacted in the wrong way and did nothing right and made it a whole lot worse.
You also cannot try to bring a Government down and get away with it, after that Margret Thatcher dug her heels in and did everything to get rid of the trouble NUM, if anything the strikers accelerated the closures.
I am very proud to have been a coal miner, but things change, it was inevitable that we were going to move away from coal.
It saddens me that today after a third of a Century the Industry destroyer (strikers, mainly from Yorkshire) can’t move on and still try to cause trouble.
I am a member of a coal mining memories Facebook page and get so much abuse from them, I find it quite funny how childish they can be, you would have thought they would have grown up a little.
The union went about it the wrong way
The union should of recommended strike action and give us a National ballot
If the union had got the right result in a ballot for strike we all would have came out
Every pit in every area would have been out
I don’t know if it would of stopped solid for a full year though
So glad the coal mines are gone forever.
I know it was terrible!, fancy shutting a pit that was not making any money because the workers were paid more money than they were worth
It was indeed the best year of my life in heavy industry too. The freinds and sence of union in the coal industry will never be seen again. Better to have tried and failed than never to have tried at all.
Didn't know Tom Jones went down the pit 😂
I'm a scab and proud! I earned a fortune!
l Am still to be an x miner and proud that thathcer is dead
unions get rid of them
The victory was the fight, we had no choice but to make a stand, because we all knew what thatcher had in mind for us. I would do it again tomorrow, my pit Darfield Main had 6 NUM Scabs by the end, and i wouldnt even waste piss on them.
What could we do ?
We had to fight our way of life was under threat, and we knew what was coming if we did nothing. Shame on the Scab Traitors for helping Thatcher destroy our industry.
No more Deep Mines in The UK thats why we fought so hard 30 years ago. Im Proud of what we did, I'm proud we stood up and fought the way we did.
Respect to all Loyal NUM members who stood firm for 12 months in 84/85 let us all never forget that the cause was just, and that we've all been proved right.
NUM 1984/85 Darfield Main Colliery, Barnsley Area
So now the only industry we have in this country is the banking industry.....
And you thought being held to ransom by the unions was bad.... Now we all have to lick ass as a profession. . . Does that sound like the making of a proud country. . .?
And even then, do the banks make money ....? ...... No, the country is in epic debt, corruption is worse than Mexico, the whole thing is falling apart.
Clueless people who went about protest all wrong, once you circumvent the ballot box in favour of thuggery you've lost, Tools.
May Thatcher long burn in hell for what she did to the miners.