1984 Strike Action (return to work policy during strikes, number of returners)

Scope and Content

File concerning/including: correspondence with Robin Naylor, University of Warwick, undertaking research into union strike activity in Great Britain, including statistics provided to Naylor by the central industrial relations department; treatment of men on safety cover (including holiday entitlement); training record cards for permanent rescue men at Loughor and brigadesmen and associated correspondence concerning the status of full time rescue brigadesmen during the strike; an individual case concerning wage arrears for an employee of Cynheidre Colliery; concessionary fuel delivered during the 1984/1985 strike; fringe benefits for strike period safety workers; payment of annual holidays and accrued wages of striking employees; an individual case for claim of sick pay during strike period; dismissed miners; graph showing return to work trend, 5 Nov 1984-4 Mar 1985; names of men who were unable to work through sickness/accident before the commencement of 1984/5 strike; correspondence concerning individual cases for claims of coal allowance/sick pay/unfair dismissal for workers during the strike (including individual cases put forward by men undertaking safety work during the strike); 1985 service bonus – instructions for payment; an intimidation case and requests for redundancies at North Celynen Colliery; mineworkers sick pay scheme; cash in lieu of concessionary coal; claims against the National Union of Mineworkers, South Wales Area by men who returned to work prior to the end of the strike.

Access Information

Contains: training records of staff at Loughor Rescue Station which contain medical/fitness information on individuals; information on individuals with sickness absence prior to the start of the strike; correspondence concerning individual cases for claims of coal allowance/sick pay/unfair dismissal for workers during the strike; some papers within the file also show individuals' trade union membership and stances taken during the strike.

Custodial History

Previous reference number: DNCB/67/1/29