Letter: Strike vote was democracy in action

Miners strike 1984. Miners at meeting with Arhtur Scargill at Langley Mill working mens club

Miners strike 1984. Miners at meeting with Arhtur Scargill at Langley Mill working mens club

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I think David Amos displays a breathtaking lack of shame in his response to Eric Eaton’s recent guest column.

The Special Delegates’ Conference of 19th April 1984, which clearly still irks Doctor Amos, returned a near 3-to-1 majority among the delegates not to hold a national ballot and, instead, prosecute the strike under Rule 41 making it a series of de facto area strikes.

Constitutionally, a national ballot was not required.

 

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