Mining is an integral part of Sunderland’s history; everyone knows someone who worked in the ‘pits’, and those who were affected by the strikes have their say, 40 years on. The Miners’ strike of 1984 was a huge moment in the history of British coal mining. The strikes consisted of thousands of miners and their […]

Industrial action which had been threatened by the Unite Union on the Tyne and Wear Metro has been called off after engineers accepted the latest pay deal. The strikes, which were due to start on November 20 for a week, were cancelled by Unite after Stadler, who employ the Metros engineers, had increased their pay […]

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