Pony Drivers Dispute – Return to Work

July 1881

July 29th 1881.

Denaby Main Colliery.

Work Resumed .

The legal proceedings which the Denaby Main Colliery Company are taking against the pony-drivers employed by them for leaving their work without them giving proper notice, seems to have had the desired effect, for on Tuesday some of them returned to the pit and were followed next day by the remainder of the lads. The men are therefore at work again.

It is stated that the company has sustained a loss of £150 through the setting down of the pit.

We were informed yesterday that the company had decided to withdraw the summonses which have been issued against over one hundred of the pony-drivers.

They, considering that the proceedings at the Rotherham Police Court on Monday, will be sufficient warning for the future.