General File, 1984-1985 Miners' Strike

Scope and Content

File containing/concerning the following: correspondence concerning individual cases of redundancy and dismissal; correspondence concerning individual cases of intimidation and threats; issue of Management News, published by the National Coal Board for their management staff, Mar 1985; memoranda concerning a safe resumption of normal working after the strike; transcript of Emlyn Williams, President of South Wales, National Union of Mineworkers, speaking on BBC Wales today concerning the miners’ strike, 25 Jan 1985; memorandum on temporary transfers following the end of the strike; memoranda concerning the sequestration of National Union of Mineworkers assets; resolution from the central-Stuttgart-branch of the Social Democratic Party of Germany in support of the National Union of Mineworkers’ demand to reinstate all miners who had been sacked during the strike; circular issued to all staff by Ian MacGregor, Chairman of NCB, following the end of the strike, Mar 1985; memoranda concerning wage payments on normal resumption of work; correspondence from the South Wales Women's Support Groups; letter to the Trade Union Congress, 20 Feb 1985, concerning points made by the TUC in talks with the Prime Minister; memoranda concerning Christmas and New Year reporting procedures, Dec 1984.

Access Information

Contains sensitive personal information concerning individual cases of redundancy and dismissal. Also contains sensitive personal information concerning cases of intimidation.

Custodial History

Previous reference number: DNCB/67/1/17/22