Labour Studies Index

Updated: 2022-05-16

Estevan Coal Miners' Strike 1931

Document type Article
Author Finkel, Alvin
Date 2013 2006


Coal miners at Bienfait, Saskatchewan, had joined the militant Mine Workers' Union of Canada in 1931. In September of that year they went on strike to win recognition of their union as a prelude to pressing demands for a restoration of wages cut by the local coal operators.