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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British Politics - Strikes - The Miners Strike - Birmingham - 1972
General scenes at the Saltley Coke Depot in Birmingham, as the miners attempt to close the depot down during their strike. A speech by a Yorkshire Miner's activist, Arthur Scargill, persuaded tens of thousands of Birmingham-based workers to come out on strike in sympathy with the miners and many of them joined the picket lines at Saltley. This meant that they outnumbered the huge police presence and the gates of Saltley were shut at last.
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