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09/01/1972 UK coal miners start 7-week strike

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Prof. Laurie Hunter speaks about Miners' Strike in 1972

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SYND 23-2-72 HEATH SPEAKS ON COAL MINERS PAY RISE

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The Coal War - Panorama

The strike involved a dispute between the National Union of Mineworkers and the Conservative Edward Heath government over pay. The strike ended when the miners accepted an improved pay offer in a ballot. It was the 1st time since 1926 that British miners had been on official strike.
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    • Essentials 

    • Background 

    • Strike 

    • Planned strikebreaking force 

    • Wilberforce Inquiry