General File, 1984-1985 Miners' Strike

Scope and Content

File containing/concerning the following: letters concerning individuals' general attitudes towards strike, wage arrears, annual holiday pay for striking workers; reports on pickets/strike situation across the UK; pay of working miners over Christmas period and reporting arrangements; resumption of operations – incentive scheme; guidance on dismissals during the strike; ACAS negotiations; correspondence concerning forged letter attributed to Albert Tuke, Director of Doncaster Area; back to work campaign; press release; Coal News, Dec 1984; legal action against NUM (South Wales); circular issued by NUM, Cwm Lodge Secretary; notes on NCB meeting held 28 Nov 1984 to discuss NUM strike actions; letter from The Presbyterian Church of Wales, 30 Nov 1984; Inbye, NCB Bulletin for Colliery Supervisory staff, Nov 1984.

Access Information

Contains sensitive personal information concerning stances taken by individuals during the strike.

Custodial History

Previous reference number: DNCB/67/1/17/13