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Wage Slip, 1965 (Ref:L.T41.1996.0.0)

The week's pay packet for this Snibston miner in 1965 was 10 pounds, 3 shillings and 6 pence. The equivalent of around 120pounds in 2004. A miner's wage was traditionally linked to his productivity. In 1966, however, the National Union of Miners agreed to operate the National Power Loading Agreement, and, as further improvements in mechanisation increased productivity, miners' wages started to fal…