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

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.


  • Essentials 

  • UK miners' strike (1972) 

  • Background 

  • Strike 

  • Planned strikebreaking force 

  • Creation of COBRA