Canada: THE MARITIMES: Shut Down

A two weeks' strike truce in the Maritime coal industry had brought miners and owners no closer. So last week 13,500 members of the United Mine Workers, District 26, walked out of the mines for a second time, and shut down 30% of Canada's coal industry.

William F. Carroll, Government mediator and Nova Scotia Supreme Court judge, had tried hard to reconcile the miners' demands ($1.40 more a day) with the operators' offer of $1 a day, contingent on increased production. Mediator Carroll recommended a pay boost of $1.40 a day, plus more production. The extra 40¢, he...

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