List of abbreviations used in this book


Trade Unions

NUM National Union of Mineworkers

NACODS National Association of Colliery Overmen, Deputies and Shotfirers

COSA Colliery Officials Staff Area

TUC Trades Union Congress

NGA National Graphical Association

TGWU Transport and General Workers’ Union

ISTC Iron and Steel Trades Confederation

EEPTU Electrical, Engineering, Plumbers and Technicians Union

NUR National Union of Raliwaymen

AEU Amalgamated Engineering Union

CPSA Civil and Public Services Association

BLOC Broad Left Organising Committee

Political organisations

LPYS Labour Party Young Socialists

CP Communist Party

SWP Socialist Workers’ Party

MP Member of Parliament

Industrial organisations

NCB National Coal Board

BSC British Steel Coporation

ACAS Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service

Other organisations

MI5 The name given to Britain’s internal secret service

MI6 The name of Britain’s external/foreign secret service

GCHQ The government’s surveillance centre at Cheltenham