Cadeby Miners Ballot – Reinstatement of Men

January 1935

Mexborough and Swinton Times January 18, 1935

Cadeby Miners Ballot

From 5:30 am to 4 pm on Tuesday members of the Cadeby Main branch of the Y.M.A. attended at the colliery pay shed to register their votes in the ballot conducted by the branches to decide whether or not they should take strike action in their efforts to secure the reinstatement of a number of men who lost their work at the pit in a staff reduction move last July because, it is alleged, they were not living at Conisborough or Denaby

The total of nearly 200 men received notice at the time, but a number of them have since been reabsorbed. There was, it is understood, a fairly heavy poll, quite a number of the voters making special visit from Mexborough, Swinton, Wath and Doncaster in order to take part in the ballot

The votes were counted at Conisborough at the close of the poll and the result communicated to their headquarters staff at Barnsley

The result will not be disclosed to the public until after the next Y.M.A. Council meeting at Barnsley, the data which has not yet been fixed. For strike action to be contemplated the ballot must under the union rules have shown a two thirds majority in favour of ceasing work, and even if such was the result it would not mean that the pit would stop immediately

The resort will first have to be considered by the Y.M.A.Council and further negotiation will presumably be opened with a Colliery management with a view to effecting a settlement before such a drastic step of striking be taken