When We Get Our Tuppence Back

DESCRIPTION: The bosses at Lithgow lower the pay rate for coal by a tuppence. The miners go on strike: "We will never work for you Till you give that tuppence back, Charlie dear." The strike is bitter, with many scabs brought in. But the miners hold firm
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1973
KEYWORDS: mining scab strike work Australia
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
1911 - Strike at the Hoskin Mine near Lithgow, New South Wales. The miners asked for a raise of tuppence per load; mine boss Charles Hoskin responded by lowering pay rates the same amount. Hoskin brought in scabs and resorted to intimidation, but eventually the miners won.
FOUND IN: Australia
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Fahey-Eureka, pp. 208-209, "When We Get Our Tuppence Back" (1 text, 1 tune)
File: FaE208

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