David Jones / Joe Green Memorial & Lecture 2021.

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic it is not possible to hold this years memorial as we have in the past, we will however be marking the event digitally. Please do not turn up at the Miners’ Offices on Saturday 13th March 2021 as the event has been pre-recorded to be uploaded onto the internet

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A unique organisation

The Miners Federation of Great Britain was formed in 1889 and became the National Union of Mineworkers from 1944

The Miners Federation of Great Britain (MFGB) formed in 1889 and subsequently became the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) in 1944 and is still a functioning organisation today. The closure of Kellingley Colliery in 2015, the last major deep mine in the UK, brought to an end deep coal mining on an industrial scale in the UK. The motto of the NUM is “The Past We Inherit The Future We Build”. The immediate past is what remains of the coal industry and the miners and their families who worked in the industry. The NUM has consistently fought for the terms and conditions of its members including wages, holidays, pensions, fuel allowances and a host of social welfare benefits. It has also fought to have industrial diseases recognised and benefits from disablement paid. There have been many thousands of personal injury settlements pursued and settled by the NUM indeed there are cases that remain ongoing. The rapid removal of coal mines from our landscapes have followed a sort of “scorched earth” policy designed to remove any trace of those who built communities and hope for future generations. Whilst the NUM is able to it will continue to fight on into the future, representing, protecting and speaking up for the many gains that miners and their communities have made. There are still wrongs to put right, agreements to protect and our ongoing belief that coal is a safe fuel that can benefit the UK and is best produced by miners in the UK will be a constant reminder to those who have placed the UK at the mercy of imports that we have not gone away quite yet.   More on the History of the N.U.M

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Orgreave Rally 2019


Orgreave Lane, Sheffield, S13 9NE

Saturday 15th June 2019, 1.00pm


Matt Wrack 
General Secretary, Fire Brigades Union (FBU)
Steve Hedley  
Senior Assistant General Secretary, National Union of   Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT)
Sarah Champion 
Member of Parliament for Rotherham
Rose Hunter
North Staffs Miners Wives Action Group (WAPC)
Chris Kitchen 
General Secretary, National Union of Mineworkers (NUM)
John Dunn
Former Miner and  Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign


Chris Peace
Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign & Labour Party Prospective Candidate, North East Derbyshire
Joe Rollin
Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign & Unite the Union


Sheffield Socialist Choir        
Unite Brass Band               

Come along and support the Annual Orgreave Rally organised by the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign, commemorating the 35th anniversary of the Miners’ Strike and the events at Orgreave.

Please bring banners, placards, drums, whistles, family and friends. Let’s show the Government we will not be silenced, we won’t go away and our vibrant campaign for Truth and Justice goes from strength to strength.

Led by the Unite Brass Band, come and march with us through Orgreave and support our call for a Public Inquiry for Truth and Justice for Striking Miners brutalised by police at the Orgreave Coking plant on 18th June 1984

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