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Mining unions

Title
Mining unions
Genre
News report; Interview
TX Date
Feb 1986
Year of production
1986
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Duration
00:03:21
Description
Report on mining unions, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and breakaway Union of Democratic Mineworkers (UDM). Includes interviews with Arthur Scargill, NUM, talking about workers who were sacked for conducting union business during work time, and criticising the National Coal Board; Dennis Murphy, NUM, on the proposed closure of Bates Colliery in Northumberland. Male reporter not identified (poss. Mark Mardell).
Contributors
Arthur Scargill; Mark Mardell?; Dennis Murphy
Keywords
Trade unions; NUM; Coal industry; Coal miners; NCB; Northumberland; Dismissal from employment; Mine closures; UDM; Bates Colliery

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