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28/02/1972 The biggest UK miners' strike ends after nine weeks

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miners strike 1972

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Arthur Scargill and the Battle of Saltley Gate - Anniversary 1972 (ITV1 Central coverage)

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SYND 11-3-74 MINERS IN SOUTH WALES AND YORKSHIRE RETURN TO WORK AFTER NATIONAL STRIKE

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SYND 16/2/72 COAL MINERS STRIKE

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SYND 12/2/72 MINERS STRIKE CAUSE POWER CUTS IN LONDON

The UK miners' strike was a major strike involving a dispute between the National Union of Mineworkers and the Conservative Edward Heath government over pay. The strike was called by the National Executive Committee of the NUM and ended when the miners accepted an improved pay offer in a ballot.
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    • Wilberforce Inquiry