Another Cadeby Main Strike

March 1947

South Yorkshire Times March 22, 1947

Another Cadeby Main Strike

For the second time within two weeks Cadeby Main colliery was thrown idle by a strike last weekend. The men held a meeting on Sunday a return to work on Sunday night on condition that there alleged grievance was taken up immediately by area officials of the National Coal Board.

The dispute arose among’s conveyor belt workers in the Barnsley seam who alleged underpayment.

On Thursday 40 men complained that the position still had not been rectified, and the they refuse to continue work that afternoon and on Friday. On Saturday more men cease work in sympathy.

The men previously have complained of this point it was stated, and a partial stoppage was because at the pit a fortnight ago.

The trouble on that occasion spread to all the travel to work men and work was resumed only on promise of negotiation.