Working for Pioneers all day making doors.
200,000 Colliers in South Wales are out on strike – money grievance the trouble. Also the government placing coal areas of South Wales on the Munition Act Bill making absentees liable to a fine of £5 for days absence.
*Coal Miners’ Strike – The onset of WWI called for increased production of coal for the war effort. Owners demanded the repeal of the eight hour work day and a higher productivity from workers. This created a decline in conditions for workers and industrial action was taken in 1915 along with demands for higher wages. As coal was desperately needed for the war effort the government of Lloyd George placed the coalfields under state control.