Posts By: Chris Kitchen

Death of Meirion (Mark) Jones.

It is with great sadness that we are informed of the sad news that Meirion (Mark) Jones, father of David Jones, has passed away. The funeral will take place on Wednesday 3rd June at 11 am, at Moorthorpe Cemetery, where he will be reunited with his beloved wife, Doreen & son David. A short service will

David Jones / Joe Green memorial 2020 update.

This year’s David Jones / Joe Green memorial tomorrow is going ahead. Whilst we would like to see as many people attend as possible it is understandable if those with underlying health problems or those who have flu like symptoms do not attend. Looking after your own health and being considerate to the health of

Government announcement, Banning the burning of coal and wet wood.

Following the DEFRA consultation last year the UK Government has today announced a ban on the burning of domestic coal and wet wood. Sales of bagged traditional house coal will be phased out by February 2021, and the sale of loose coal direct to customers will end by 2023. Whilst this will effect concessioners who

NEC BACK LISA NANDY FOR LEADER

Following NUM NEC meeting 14 January 2020 backing was given for Angela Rayner to become Deputy Leader of the Labour Party and Lisa Nandy to be become leader of the Labour Party. The gender of the candidates was not an issue. All candidates were considered to be suitable. The need to win back support for

NEC BACK LISA NANDY FOR LEADER

Following NUM NEC meeting 14 January 2020 backing was given for Angela Rayner to become Deputy Leader of the Labour Party and Lisa Nandy to be become leader of the Labour Party. The gender of the candidates was not an issue. All candidates were considered to be suitable. The need to win back support for

NEU Manifesto Comparisons

The NEU has set up a website to show the comparison between the Labour Party and Tory Party manifesto pledges on education for every school in England. To see how the result of the General Election will affect the school that your children/grandchildren attend please follow the link: https://schoolcuts.org.uk/

Pneumoconiosis-The Myth of the Service Requirement.

We have recently been contacted by a couple of former members who wanted to know if they could claim benefit for pneumo even though they did not have ten years’ service in the mining industry. Further enquiries reveal that there may be many others who believe it is necessary to have ten years’ service to