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Discussion, Crown Hotel
Date: 1976   Location: SWCC : VID/57
Discussion between 4 miners (one of whom is called Calvin) at the Crown Hotel. They talk about open cast miners not being in the National Union of Mineworkers, the strikes of 1972 and 1974 and what the open cast miners did during them, working 12 hour shifts in open cast mines, the NUM and open cast union moving closer together, the struggle of miners to get a basic wage and an 8 hour day, why the Num did not pay its members strike wages during the 1972 strike, the effect deep mining has on health, working the nightshift in open cast mines, land reclamation, work in an open cast mine being easier and better than that in a deep mine and opposition to open cast mining

 

 

 

 

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