General File, 1984-1985 Miners' Strike

Scope and Content

File containing/concerning the following: reports on collieries/strikes etc; a letter from South Wales Coal Exporters Association; a letter concerning South Wales demonstrators in South Nottinghamshire Area; policing of pickets; list of prosecutions in Staffordshire during the industrial dispute 1983/4; press statements; summary of strike situation across the UK; memoranda concerning press office arrangements. Also includes NCB guidelines/memoranda on: calculation of redundancy payments; manpower; pensions; insurance; incentive agreements; payment of sick pay during stoppages; possible strike effects if NACODS were to strike; payment of employees in the event of picketing in their workplace; and payment for statutory holidays.

Custodial History

Previous reference number: DNCB/67/1/17/6