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(Untitled), 30 Apr 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/114/3-4

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Letter from the Miners' Executive Committee to the Prime Minister, Stanley Baldwin, giving the Committee's reply to the proposals of the Coal owners in the coal dispute. The Committee notes that the owners propose a return to the minimum wage percentage of 1921 (a uniform reduction of 13.3 % from the standard wage), conditional on the extension of working hours over three years. The miners unanimously reject these proposals, but feel that proposals submitted on the Trades Union Congress afford a basis for negotiation. They state that their present working hours are long enough to supply a marketable amount of coal and for safety, and that to extend hours would merely result in unemployment and the imposition of similar working practices by foreign producers, while being contrary to the findings of the Royal Commission into the industry. They conclude by agreeing to co-operate in such reorganisation of the industry as the Royal Commission recommends.


  • 30 Apr 1926

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