Trade Unions and Industrial Action

Scope and Content

Papers concerning relationships between the National Coal Board and trade unions in the 1970s and 1980s, including dispute guidance, disputes at Lewis Merthyr and Mardy Collieries, dismissals and suspensions. Records include meeting minutes, correspondence, memoranda and reports.

Administrative / Biographical History

Acronyms within this subseries include: British Association of Colliery Management (BACM), National Association of Colliery Overmen, Deputies and Shotfirers (NACODS), National Coal Board (NCB), National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and Union of Democratic Mineworkers (UDM).

Related Material

Further papers on industrial action can be found at: DNCB/3/1, DNCB/11/1 and DNCB/12/1.