Posts Categorised: News

There Is Power In The Union

Responding to issues raised by A. Matthewson, H. Parfitt, M. Thomson and S. Jones relating to the status of the National Union of Mineworkers the Certification Officer (CO) has declared that she is satisfied that the NUM and most NUM areas continue to meet the statutory definition of a trade union. The CO has taken

NUM GAIN JUSTICE FOR MINERS DAUGHTER

The NUM is pleased to report that it has been able to assist a severely disabled young woman and her family establish entitlement to mobility payments from the Department for Work and Pensions. Hayley suffered catastrophic injuries as a child when she was severely injured in a road traffic accident. Throughout her life she has

NUM WELCOME DECISION IN SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT

The NUM welcome the Ministerial Statement in the Scottish Parliament on the Impact of Policing on Communities during the Miners’ Strike. The statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Justice Michael Matheson announced that a robust, proportionate and fair independent review to be lead by John Scott QC. The statement can be read by clicking the flag.

General Data Protection Regulations

The General data Protection Regulations came into force on 25 May 2018. These regulations are designed to complement the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 and enhance the rights of individuals to privacy where their personal information is processed. The regulations apply to all organisations including the NUM and the Union has updated its

NUM Welcome MPS Meeting

NUM Yorkshire Area were pleased to hear a presentation (click box for details) from the MPS on Sunday 13 May 2018 at the Yorkshire Miners Holiday Home at Scalby in North Yorkshire. Yorkshire NUM Secretary Chris Kitchen said that after many years of the NUM and others raising the issue of the MPS surplus it was welcome to

Poison

One the one side the Conservatives having expelled Russians for (according to the government) poisoning people in Salisbury and bombing Syria for (according to the government) poisoning its own people are aided and abetted by the media machine that poisons anyone that doesn’t serve the interests of those who ‘own and control’, had to mount

The Test of Time

34 years ago Jeremy Corbyn showed his support for Miners’ fighting to save jobs unlike the leader of the Labour Party at that time. In the forthcoming elections who will you be supporting?  

HOLLYWOOD AWARD

CONGRATULATIONS With over 20 awards from all over the world the short film made by Steve Linstead and Andy Lawrence ‘Black Snow’ received 2 awards presented in Hollywood by Dani Jae at the world-famous Raleigh Studios.   The film was produced in conjunction with heritage work around the Oaks Colliery Disaster of 1866. Much of

Closure Support In Poland

Why did UK Government say that they could not do anything for our coal industry? Poland have shown what could be done. European Commission – Daily News Daily News 08 / 02 / 2018 http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEX-18-701_en.htm State aid: Commission approves PLN 5 billion Polish support for closing coal mines The European Commission has found amendments to

BOOM BOOM OUT GO THE LIGHTS

The headlines almost 12 months ago were “Britain goes without coal for the first time ‘since Industrial Revolution’”. 12 months on and when the cold started to bite, can anyone tell us the last day that if coal was not burned to generate electricity the lights would not have gone out? Total coal imports in