Cadeby Strike – Over Switch to New Seam

May 1956

South Yorkshire Times May 5, 1956

Cadeby Strike
Over Switch to New Seam

A strike on about 15 men at Cadeby colliery on Thursday was settled on Monday afternoon when the men agreed to return to work. The dispute was caused when men who have worked in the Barnsley seam at the colliery since they were boys were asked to move to the Dunsil seam.

“This was because of the organisation of the colliery,” explained the N.U.M branch secretary, Mr Jim Prendergast. “A 90 yard face in the Barnsley seam has been closed and the man were asked to move the Dunsil seam” He added.

“These men have worked in this seam since they were boys of 14 and 15 and do not like a move” said Mr Prendergast.

The men are now working in that seam, however, and the dispute did not cause any loss in production.