workingclasshistory:At midnight on this day, 5…


At midnight on this day, 5 March 1984, the great UK miners’ strike began, when 6,000 miners at Cortonwood Colliery walked out, soon joined by majority of miners across the country as the Conservative government announced a pit closure plan. Many women played a crucial role in supporting the strike, helping the workers to remain out for nearly a year. Sadly their defeat marked a decisive turning point in the balance of power between workers and employers in Britain. More info about the dispute here:
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