The miners '72

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  • ’72 the national union of miners almost brought Britain to a standstill
  • For years they had accepted moderate pay rises in return for job security and a policy of voluntary redundancy as uneconomical pits were closed
  • ’71 they demanded a catch up and were granted a 14% pay rise, when inflation was running at 7%
  • Under the influence of new leaders such as Scargill, the NUM was becoming more


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