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2008-09-03 18:00:00

By Dan O'Neill YOU could claim that the ruination of the Rhondda, the end of hope for so many in South Wales, became inevitable 25 years ago this week when Margaret Thatcher made a top-level appointment. Few realised that it was, in effect, a declaration of war against the miners. From September 1, Mr Ian MacGregor, chairman of British Steel, takes over as chairman of the National Coal Board MacGregor, the union-basher who had broken strikes in the coalfields of America, who had...

2008-08-24 03:00:19

SCOTLAND'S last 400 mineworkers are to ballot for a strike for the first time in 23 years after rejecting a 4.1 per cent pay offer from Scottish Coal. (c) 2008 Sunday Mail; Glasgow (UK). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-08 00:00:30

By Mark Hughes HE IS the man who has devoted his life to trying to save Britain's coal mining industry. They are the eco-activists that are campaigning to stop the construction of Britain's first coal-fired power station in more than 30 years. But, in his first newspaper interview for more than a decade, Arthur Scargill has revealed himself as an unlikely champion for the protestors vowing to shut down Kingsnorth power station at the Camp forClimate change. Mr Scargill told...

2005-08-07 13:19:42

By James Macharia JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African gold miners launched their first industry-wide strike in 18 years on Sunday to demand higher wages in the world's biggest bullion producer, the country's main mining union said. "I can say now that the strike is on," Gwede Mantashe, general secretary of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), told Reuters. The union had said the strike would start across the country at 6 p.m. local time (1600 GMT). "All the workers who were due to...

2005-08-07 13:18:09

By James Macharia JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African gold miners launched their first industry-wide strike in 18 years on Sunday to demand higher wages in the world's biggest bullion producer, the country's main mining union said. "I can say now that the strike is on," Gwede Mantashe, general secretary of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), told Reuters. The union had said the strike would start across the country at 6 p.m. local time (1600 GMT). "All the workers who were due to...


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  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
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