Strikes and Protests - Miners Dispute - Sheffield
NUM President, Arthur Scargill gives the results of the executive's meeting this morning over a loud-hailer to miners outide the union's Sheffield HQ today. A crucial vote was expected on whether to hold a national ballot over the continuing strike, Instead, Mr Scargill, flanked by Scottish miner's leader Mick McGahey (left) and the union General Secretary Peter Heathfield (right) and surrounded by police, announced a special delegate conference next Thursday would consider the union positions in the pay-and-pit closure dispute. Some 40 people were arrested during picketing there today.
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