Industrial Disputes

Scope and Content

Files relating to matters arising from strikes and industrial disputes, including, but not limited to, papers concerning: sick pay; holiday pay; leave; harassment/intimidation cases; house coal deliveries; coal requirements for schools, hospitals etc; individual colliery reports recording strike and mines safety; the David Wilkie murder trial; safety cover and emergency work during the strike; NUM strike procedures; negotiations between NCB and NUM; resumption of work procedures.

Administrative / Biographical History

Acronyms used in this subseries include: Weekly Paid Industrial Staff (WPIS), National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), National Coal Board (NCB), National Association of Colliery Overman, Deputies and Shotfirers (NACODS), Colliery Overmen Shotfirers Association (COSA), Association of Professional, Executive, Clerical and Computer Staff (APEX).

Related Material

Further papers on industrial action can be found at: DNCB/6/2, DNCB/11/1 and DNCB/12/1.