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Miners' Strike special 2014

Steve Hammill, 1951-2021

Steve Hammill, 1951-2021 Steve was a militant rank and file Yorkshire miner, who was involved in three major strikes

Goldthorpe march remembers Miners' Strike and continuing the fight today

About 1,000 people turned up in Goldthorpe to mark the 30th anniversary of the Miners’ Strike.

Rembering miners who lost their lives - Barnsley memorial biggest for years

Every year miners, their families and supporters come together in the Yorkshire Miners Hall, Barnsley to remember the two Yorkshire NUM members, David Jones and Joe Green, who lost their lives fighting for justice in 1984-85. 

Brassed Off adaptation is worth seeing in the miners' anniversary year

Brassed Off adaptation is worth seeing in the miners anniversary year This adaptation of the 1996 film is a must-see in this 30th anniversary year of the Great Miners’ Strike.

Stopping the filth

Stopping the filth 'Miners once the salt of the earth, are now the scum of the earth'. That would have been the Sun's front page on Saturday morning had action by the print unions not kept this filth off the streets.


How ideas change under struggle by Fran Postlethwaite, 10 year old Vicky from Doncaster writes in about how her parents are fighting for her future and postal points from around the country

Court seizes miners' funds - an attack on us all

05 March 2014
The Tory anti-union laws have finally been used against the miners.

Harwich shows the way

05 March 2014
Two hundred seamen and a group of dockers at Harwich took strike action on Wednesday in support of the miners. The seamen work on the passenger liner, the St Nicholas.

Miners after three months - a crisis of leadership

05 March 2014
Tony Cliff looks at the issues facing the miners after three months on strike and the confrontation at Orgreave

Dock strike - now start to picket

05 March 2014
The registered ports and all the largest unregistered ports are supporting the national dock strike.

Life without the union

05 March 2014
Sixteen scabs at Bentley colliery went on strike last week and asked for union representation.

15,000 march in Glasgow to support the miners

05 March 2014
Over 15,000 people joined the demonstration in Glasgow last Wednesday in response to the Scottish TUC's call for a day of action in support of the miners. Many workers had taken strike action to join the march.

Inside the system

05 March 2014
Shining a light on the inner workings of the system

Scargill calls for mass pickets

05 March 2014
Most of the miners’ leaders have refused to call for mass picketing as the only way to guarantee victory for the strike. But there is one notable exception – Arthur Scargill.

'We're all in this together' (on the picket line)

05 March 2014
One thousand steelworkers at three Lanarkshire BSC plants - Clydesdale, Clydesbridge and Balziell - all within a four mile radius of Ravenscraig - are now out.

TUC get off your knees - Defend the miners' union

05 March 2014
The NUM is facing an attack on union rights more serious than anything we have seen in a lifetime. Never before have our rulers had the nerve to hand over a trade union lock, stock and barrel to a Tory lawyer.

Onto the defensive

05 March 2014
We report from a meeting last Sunday of Socialist Workers Party members from 15 pits across the country. They discussed the present stage of the miners' strike, and how to combat scabbing.

United in battle for the class

05 March 2014
One of the most exhilarating and exciting things about the miners’ strike is the mobilisation of women, writes Paul Foot.

Behind the secret talks - Tories plan to split the miners

05 March 2014
The secret talks between the Coal Board and the NUM are a grave threat to the miners’ strike.

Dock strike - from show of strength to shambles

05 March 2014
Last weekend's conclusion of the docks strike was a messy affair. What started as a dramatic show of strength by the TGWU finished just ten days later in a shambles and few will be happy with the final outcome.

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