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(Untitled), 28 Apr 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/120/42-103

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Notes of meeting on the coal dispute between Stanley Baldwin, Prime Minister, Sir Arthur Steel-Maitland, Minister of Labour, George Lane-Fox, Secretary for Mines [later 1st Lord Bingley], Sir Horace Wilson, Secretary, Ministry of Labour, Ernest Gowers, Permanent Under-Secretary, Mines Department, Christopher Hurst, Assistant Secretary, Mines Department, representatives of the Central Committee of the Mining Association and representatives of the Executive Committee of the Miners' Federation. Subjects discussed include: a national minimum wage; prices in exporting districts; local wage settlements; arguments over figures for coal production and profits and the miners' view that an insufficient price was being charged for coal; proposed changes to working hours and wages; collieries closing under the existing wage levels and working hours following the ending of the Government subsidy; the effects of mass closures on the rest of the country; the owners' case for an 8-hour day.


  • Creation: 28 Apr 1926

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