Miners Wages

December 1921

Mexborough & Swinton Times – Saturday 17 December 1921

Miners Wages

Though our local miners’ wages have fallen very considerably in response to the lessened cost of living, the ordinary householder finds little, if any, difference in the price of coal for household use.

I read a statement during the week which was official and gave 8s. per day as the average fall in miners’ wages during the past six months.

Exported coal is much cheaper, and coal and coke for manufacturing purposes has come down in price, but the poor householder is still paying a wicked price.