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Hickleton Pit Strike Ended

January 1938

Sheffield Independent – Monday 10 January 1938

Hickleton Pit Strike Ended

The strike of 2,500 miners at Hickleton Main Colliery, which had l been in progress since last Monday, ended after a mass meeting at Goldthorpe yesterday.

The man decided accept the advice of their union branch officials to resume work, that matters in dispute might taken up with the management. It was agreed that work should restarted on last night shill.

On Monday a man’s lamp was stopped and other miners acted in sympathy and refused to descend the pit for the afternoon shift. The stoppage later affected the whole of the employees. The management refused to open negotiations until the men resumed work, and the men declared that they  would not return until the man was reinstated.