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Interview of James,Trevor
Date: 1981   Location: SWCC : AUD/138
Recorded memoirs of Trevor James,Treforgan Lodge Secretary. Includes his childhood; working in the colliery inthe 1940's; reasons for the Boys strike; discusses Trevor James (miners agent);relationship between men and management after nationalisation; allocation offaces, and payment; introduction of conveyors; fall of Labour Government in1951; industrial injuries and compensation; work as a ventilation officer;transferral of the Varteg workforce to Treforgan Colliery; lack of ventilationused cited for pit closures; use of contractors in colleries; disunity of menbecause of the incentive bonus scheme; future of the coal industry in theDulais valley; belief in Arthur Scargill making the union moredemocratic

 

 

 

 

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