Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Friday 21 December 1928
Miners’ Back Pay.
Good News for Darfield Main Workers.
Miners employed at Darfield Main Colliery have received the good that they are entitled to back pay amounting to about £300. The money is due under a Court ruling arising out of a difference of opinion regarding the interpretation of wages agreement.
Following a sixteen weeks’ stoppage in 1924, Darfield Main miners returned to work on the basis of a penny per ton reduction in the rate for getting coal. It has been ruled that this reduction does not apply coal got in headings.
The £300 represents back pay over a period of three years.
It is doubtful whether the money will be available for Christmas.