There are striking similarities between how the Tory Government demonised the NUM and its members in the 1980s and how they are treating RMT members and others (Arriva bus drivers) who are being forced to take industrial action to protect their terms and conditions.

The Tory Government who are now under the spotlight for their incompetence due to the cost of living and energy crisis’s are looking for a distraction and as in the bad old days they are trying to demonise the Trade Unions and their members who are standing up to them.