The coal dispute and the new employment legislation

John Gennard

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In the coal dispute use of the Employment Acts has so far have been by small haulage firms dependent upon a limited range of contracts for survival. When these contracts are put in jeopardy use of the Employment Acts becomes attractive. This economic perspective examines the latest disputes in the coal industry and explores the relevance of the new employment legislation in what is an unfolding and on-going dispute.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-74
Number of pages8
JournalQuarterly Economic Commentary
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1984


  • employment legislation
  • National Coal Board
  • NCB
  • British industry
  • energy economics
  • coal production
  • National Union of Mineworkers (NUM)

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