Settlement & Aftermath

After a three month lockout, the miners returned to work. The owners and the union agreed to a National Wages Agreement with a national wages board, district boards and a short term Government subsidy of £10 million (which lasted until September 1921). 

SWCC/AUD/170: Interview with Lee Hutchinson, 1973.

Lee Hutchinson recalls returning to work after the 1921 lock out, signing a new contract with a reduction in wages, and the lack of financial assistance [transcript available].                                                  

SWCC/MNA/NUM/3/3/2: South Wales Miners' Federation circular, June 1921.

SWCC/MNA/NUM/3/3/2: South Wales Miners' Federation circular, June 1921.

SWCC/HD9551.6>SOU: minutes of the South Wales Miners’ Federation, 6 July 1921.

SWCC/MNA/NUM/3/3/2: South Wales Miners' Federation circular of report of Sir William Plender, Independent Chairman of the National Wages Board, 12 August 1921.

SWCC/AUD/221: Interview with Jim Evans, 1972.

Jim Evans recalls the 1921 lock out, making comparisons with the 1926 strike, and the negotiations around dole allowance [transcript available].

SWCC/MNA/NUM/3/3/2: Summary of the number of colliery workmen unemployed in the South Wales and Monmouthshire coalfields for the week ending 10 September 1921.

SWCC/POS/86: Notice issued by D Davies & Sons, Ferndale Collieries, calling for improved output or the risk of pit closure, November 1921.