Woodhouse Colliery Planning Application Successfully Submitted

West Cumbria Mining (WCM) are delighted to report that the Planning Application for their Cumbrian Metallurgical Coal Project, called Woodhouse Colliery, was submitted to Cumbria County Council (CCC) on 31st May 2017. The planning application documents, which include the Environmental Impact Assessment and extensive details of the project designs, were hand-delivered to the CCC offices

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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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With Banners Held High 2018

March 3, 2018

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ANNUAL ORGREAVE RALLY – SATURDAY 17th JUNE 2017

June 17, 2017

Come along and support the Annual Orgreave Rally organised by the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign, commemorating the 33rd anniversary of the events at Orgreave.
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Saturday 17th June 2017
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Sheffield
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July 7, 2018

Durham Cathedral 3pm Saturday 7 July 2018

Durham Miners’ Gala

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