Posts By: Chris Kitchen

Paying our respects to those who lost their lives in the Oaks Disaster.

OAKS MEMORIAL REMEMBRANCE 12TH DEC 2020  12th – 13th December 1866 saw the largest loss of life in an English Colliery -“the Oaks” whereby 361 souls lost their lives. Following a marvellous fund raising effort the money was raised to erect the “Oaks Memorial” in Barnsley,in 2016, the occasion was marked by a full Memorial

INDEPENDENT REVIEW – Impact on communities of the policing of the miners’ strike 1984-85. FINAL REPORT.

RECOMMENDATION We received a number of complaints about State misconduct, including wrongful arrest, miscarriage of justice and unfair dismissal. In particular, the National Coal Board management in Scotland did not appear to be fair or consistent in its policy of dismissal, with many miners being dismissed for relatively minor offences, only some reinstated and some

Public Enquiry into the policing of the Miners Strike.

The Orgreave Truth and Justice campaign (OTJC) and the NUM welcome the outcome of the enquiry into the policing of the Miners Strike in Scotland. It shows why the Westminster Government and current Home Secretary The Rt Hon Priti Patel MP and her predecessors have refused to hold an enquiry in England and Wales. We

National Miners’ Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum.

Chase Arts for Public Spaces (CHAPS) supported by the NUM in the original application and subsequent appeal have been successful in gaining permission to erect a National Miners’ Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas Staffordshire home to over 350 national memorials. Its purpose is to remember all those men, women and children who have

Pneumoconiosis during the Coronavirus Pandemic.

During the Coronavirus Pandemic the NUM, like many other organisations, has had to close its offices and suspend its surgeries because of the lockdown and social distancing rules. This does not mean that we are no longer available to help and assist members, former members and their families throughout this crisis. Some staff and NUM