Chapter

Ending and aftermath

Jim Phillips

in Collieries, Communities and the Miners' Strike in Scotland, 1984-85

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780719086328
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9781781704691 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719086328.003.0006
Ending and aftermath

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This explores the ending and aftermath of the strike at a macro-level in Scotland, from October 1984 onwards. The roles of the Conservative government, NCB management and the police are considered. Community- and colliery-level factors remained paramount, with substantial resistance from below, even as this official resumption was underway. The immediate aftermath of the strike is then detailed, through examining the pit-level tensions and difficulties that followed, including relations between unions and management, and former strikers and former strike-breakers.

Keywords: End of strike; Conservative government; Workplace conflict; Management; Union politics

Chapter.  10699 words. 

Subjects: UK Politics

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