Miners Strike

15th July 1915

Welsh miners strike over pay.

Coal miners in South Wales went on strike over pay in 1915. They wanted a pay increase rather than the "war bonus" they had been offered. David Lloyd George was sent to Cardiff on the 19th to negotiate and the miners accepted considerable government concessions.

Following the strike Lloyd George encouraged all parties to move on from the recent unrest “Now that the quarrel had ended, let them bury the past in the deepest pit in South Wales and strive to make up lost time for the sake of France and for the sake of the Navy.”