THATCHER: TUs

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AIMS (there were fears they'd hold back indust)
reduce YU power and end industrial disputes from costing British industry
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EMPLOYMENT ACTS:
1980 - ended ‘closed shop’ and sympathy strikes •1982 - unions may be sued for illegal strike action • 1984 - strikes had to be approved by a majority of union members in a secret ballot - Thatcher also building up coal reserves
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THE MINERS STRIKE
NUM Strike laster 1984-85, Thatch branded them "the enemy within", leader Scargill had 79% disapproval rating during strike +after winter (less fuel needed)
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SUCCESS
after NUM defeat, unions less willing to work for gov // TU members fell 3.5mill 1979-90 // working days lost fell 10.5M 1980-84 to 0.8M 1990-94 // no more gov subsidies for failing industs
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FAILS
Unemp: 1974-91, miners fell 200K TO 10K // devastated communities e.g. crime rates // crime doubled during the 1980s
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Card 2

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EMPLOYMENT ACTS:

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1980 - ended ‘closed shop’ and sympathy strikes •1982 - unions may be sued for illegal strike action • 1984 - strikes had to be approved by a majority of union members in a secret ballot - Thatcher also building up coal reserves

Card 3

Front

THE MINERS STRIKE

Back

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Card 4

Front

SUCCESS

Back

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Card 5

Front

FAILS

Back

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