DEUTSCH

Diese Webseite wurde erstellt aus Anlass der englischen Bergarbeiterstreiks von 1969, 1972 und 1984-1985

1969, 1972, 1984-1985

 

mit beigefügten deutschen Artikeln aus dem Roten Morgen 1984

Der Streik von 1984-1985 wurde die ganze Zeit von der KPD/ML solidarisch unterstützt


 

 

 

Britischer Bergarbeiterstreik

13, Oktober 1969

1972

vom 6. März 1984

bis zum 3. März 1985

Bergarbeiter aller Länder - vereinigt euch !

Weltproletariat - vereinige alle Bergarbeiter !

 

 

 

Following is a chronology of events in Britain's miners strike, the longest major labor dispute in the nation's history: --- 1984 March 6 -- State-run National Coal Board announces plans to cut coal output by 4 million tons to stem annual loss of $340 million a year. National Union of Mineworkers say this will mean closing 20 pits and loss of 20,000 jobs. Miners strike in South Yorkshire and some Scottish pits.

March 8 -- Union executive backs nationwide strikes.

March 10 -- Durham and Kent coalfields join strike.

March 12 -- Strike nationwide. 81 pits are out but 83 work normally. Union moderates call for a strike ballot. National Coal Board says Britain has 23 million tons of coal in stock with another 24 million at the power stations.

March 14 -- Violent picketing shuts down more mines. 132 pits shut. Some 136,000 of Britain's 175,000 miners now on strike. High Court orders miners leaders to stop backing roving pickets.

March 15 -- Striking miner dies on picket line at Ollerton in the Midlands.

March 16 -- Government dispatches 3,000 extra police to the Midlands.

March 17 -- Midlands, Northeast and Northwest miners vote against strike.

March 19 -- Some 8,000 police guard mines roadblocks across Midlands in the biggest police operation in a labor dispute since the 1926 general strhke.

April 1 -- Some railmen refuse to run Midlands coal trains.

May 1 -- Rival groups of miners throw stones and hurl bricks at each other when 5,000 working miners stage a right-to-work march. May 23 - First talks break down. Union leader Arthur Scargill walks out when officialsr refuse to discuss closure plans.

May 25 -- Mass picketing of Orgreave coking plant.

May 29 -- Worst violence so far. 82 arrests, 62 people injured in clashes at Orgreave. Scargill leads 7,000 pickets, accuses police of brutality. Police attack miners with rocks, bottles, potatoes studded with nails. Ambulance men issued with riot helmets and shields.

May 30 -- Scargill arrested on Orgreave picket line.

June 7 -- 10,000 miners march through London to Parliament. Police arrest 110. Opposition Labor Party accuses Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's Conservatives of intervening directly to defeat miners. Government affirms it will not interfere in any Coal Board settlement with miners.

June 12 -- Cost of policing is estimated at 65 million pounds.

June 15 -- Miner killed by truck at Ferrybridge power station.

June 21 -- Coal Board chief Ian McGregor warns the strike 'could go on until December or even longer.'

June 18 -- Scargill knocked unconscious in Orgreave violence. Police deny he was hit by a truncheon.

July 2 -- Steel union leaders reject call for steel strike as 'completely unacceptable.'

July 4 -- British Broadcasting Corporation reports 3,900 arrests, two dead, 640 injured in strike so far. Police making up to 400 pounds a week overtime.

July 5 -- Union, Coal Board officials meet for peace talks.

July 9 -- National dock strike over movement of coal.

July 18 -- Third round of peace talks collapse.

July 21 -- Dock strike ends.

July 31 -- South Wales miners assets seized and fined $55,000 for contempt of court over picketing.

Aug. 23 -- Second national dock strike called.

Sept. 9 -- Secret peace talks collapse again.

Oct. 10 -- Union fined $200,000 for contempt of court.

Oct. 16 -- Pit supervisors vote to strike Oct. 25.

Oct. 24 -- Supervisors strike called off.

Oct. 25 -- High Court orders seizure of union fund.

Oct. 28 -- Sunday Times discloses the miners asked Libya for money.

Nov. 5 -- Union funds of $3 million seized in Dublin.

Nov. 12 -- 1,200 miners go back to work.

Nov. 19 -- Back to work move accelerates. 2,282 return.

Nov. 30 -- Taxi driver killed taking miner to work in South Wales.

Dec. 2 -- Special union conference votes to fight on.

Dec. 20 -- Nottinghamshire miners vote to defy union rules.

Dec. 25 -- Striking miners celebrate Christmas despite nine months without pay. 1985 Jan. 10 -- Union votes to expel Nottinghamshire.

Jan. 17 -- 24-hour rail strike in support of miners.

Jan. 21 -- Secret meeting between union and Coal Board to effort settlement.

Feb. 20 -- Miners reject peace plan by trades unionleaders and government.

Feb. 25 -- A record 3,807 miners back in one day.

Feb. 27 -- More than 50 perent of miners back at work.

March 1 -- Pressure from regional coalfields to abandon strike

March 3 -- Special delegate conference votes to end strike.

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Bergarbeiterstreik

in Bildern

 

National Coal Strike - 1912

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miner who put on a police helmet ...

 

 

and Thatcher put on a helmet, too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strike leader

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DOCUMENTE

Solidarität mit dem Bergarbeiterstreik

KPD/ML 1984

 

aus "Roter Morgen" Nr. 14, 6 Apil, 1984 ( KPD/ML)

Dave Barker spricht auf einer Solidaritätsveranstaltung der KPD/ML

"Roter Morgen" Nr. 18 - 1984

PDF

Interview eines englischen Bergarbeiters (Dave Barker) mit der KPD/ML

und Solidaritätsflugblatt der KPD/ML

 

aus Roter Morgen - Nr. 19 - 1984:

 

 

 

 

 

aus: Roter Morgen - Nr. 20 - 1984:

 

 

 

 

aus: Roter Morgen - Nr. 20 - 1984

"Fünfter Streikmonat in England"

Nach mehr als 4 Monaten Streik steht die Front der britischen Bergarbeiter weiter fest gegen die Stilllegungspläne der Thatcher-Regierung. In der vergangenen, der 16.Streikwoche, war ein nationaler Solidaritätstag für die Kumpels ausgerufen worden. "Kohl statt Arbeitslosigkeit - Schluss mit den Zechenstilllegungen - gegen die Einmischung der Polizei", forderten rund 200 000 Demonstranten in London .

Am gleichen Tag führten auch die britischen Eisenbahner und Drucker Solidaritätsaktionen durch. Die Eisenbahnergewerkschaft hatte einen Aufruf zu einem 24-stündigen Solidaritätsstreik erlassen. Vor Allem in London hat diese Aktion zu einem Chaos geführt. Der Versuch vieler Pendler, mit dem Auto in die Stadt zu gelangen, führte zu risesigen Staus. Im ganzen Land kam es zu Zugverspätungen und - ausfällen. Sie Kohlelieferung an Stahlwerke wird von den Eisenbahnern auch blockiert.

Die beiden Boulevard-Zeitungen "Sun" und "Daily Mirror" sowie die "Financial Times" konnten am vergangenen Mittwoch nicht erscheinen. Siese Zeitungen hatten sich geweigert, Solidaritätserklärungen der Drucker für die Bergarbeiter zu drucken.

 

 

 

ORGREVE

aus: "Roter Morgen" Nr. 25, Seite 10

 

 

aus: Roter Morgen - Nr.29-30 - 1984:

 

 

 

aus: Roter Morgen - Nr. 31-32 - 1984

 

 

aus: Roter Morgen - Nr.33 - 1984

 

 

 

aus: Roter Morgen - Nr.34 - 1984

 

 

 

aus: Roter Morgen - Nr.35 - 1984

 

aus: Roter Morgen - Nr.36 - 1984:

 

 

 

aus: Roter Morgen - Nr.37 - 1984:

 

 

 

 

deutsches Solidaritätskomitee der KPD/ML

zu Besuch in England

REISEBERICHT AUS SOUTH YORKSHIRE

"3 Tage in der Höhle des Löwen"

(PDF) aus: "Roter Morgen" Nr. 39 vom 28. Septemer 1984, Seite 5 - 8

 

 

aus: Roter Morgen - Nr.41 - 1984:

 

 

 

aus: Roter Morgen - Nr.44 - 1984:

 

 

 

 

aus: Roter Morgen - Nr.51-52 - 1984:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Original im PDF-Format:

STREIK- POSTER

der KPD/ML