Settlement of the Denaby Main Colliery Dispute.

9 January 1879

Sheffield Independent – Thursday 09 January 1879

Settlement of the Denaby Main Colliery Dispute.

Yesterday Mr. Chappell, agent of the South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire Miners’ Association, visited Mexbro’, and addressed the men recently employed at the Denaby Main Colliery, who have been out for several weeks.

It will be remembered that the men came out some time ago, and after remaining out several weeks they resumed work, but struck again a few days afterwards, owing to the owners discharging the check weighman.

As the masters held they were not legally bound to allow him to officiate, he not having been a workman employed at the colliery, the miners’ Council, held at Barnsley, on Monday last, agreed to make a grant to the checkweighman, Marsland, and advise the men to go to work, as the owners declared they would not open the pit if he was to be employed.

The decision of the miners’ Council was laid before the men at a meeting held at Mexbro’ on Tuesday, when they declined the offer, and decided to continue on strike.

Yesterday, however, other counsels prevailed, and the men agreed to resume work.