1879 July 17 Ind
Sheffield Independent, July 1th
Proposed Reduction of Wages at Denaby Main Colliery
The miners of the above colliery yesterday received an intimation from the manager of a proposed reduction of 10% in their wages.
The men were asked to agree at once, without any formal notice.
The manager had a conference with the miners in th pit yard in the afternoon, but no decision could be arrived at.
A largley attended meeting of the men was held in the evening at the Ledge Room, Mason´s Arms, Mexborough, to consider what course they should adopt in reference to the proposed reduction.
The meeting was of a private character, but we believe the men would be willing to submit to a reduction of about 5 per cent.