Coal Dispute. Official Report of Proceedings of Conference between Representatives of the Government, The Mining Association of Great Britain and The Miners' Federation of Great Britain held at Board of Trade Offices, Whitehall and 10 Downing Street on April 11th and 12th 1921.
The pamphlet, The Miners' Conflict with the Mineowners, was written in support of the miners. John Thomas gave a lecture at the South Wales Miners' Library in 1974, as the Coalfield Project was coming to an end.
This extract deals with the government’s plan regarding decontrolling the coal mines. A highly contentious issue which encompassed potential future regulation and the setting of wage protocols, which was becoming rapidly more urgent.