8 October 2017 50 years since the passing of Clement Attlee. Lead the Labour Party to the landslide election victory of 1945. As Prime Minister he oversaw the introduction of the NHS and the Welfare State. Impressive achievements by any rule of thumb. Attlee was born in 1883 into an affluent family, studied law at
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Arthur Scargill, the former President of the NUM has lost the latest round in his ongoing litigation against the union. On 22 August 2017 Leeds County Court heard Mr Scargill’s claim for recovery of £5769.00 plus interest and costs which he had paid for a replacement security system at his home in Barnsley. The Judge
Mr Mathewson having had all of 8 of his complaints against the NUM struck out by the Certification Officer was seeking to appeal the decisions to the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT). The case was heard 11 August 2017. The EAT at the hearing refused to admit Mr Mathewson’s appeal. Mr Mathewson was in court with
The Employment Tribunal has issued judgement in the case of National Union of Mineworkers v UK Coal Kellingley Limited (in liquidation) and Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills. The Union brought this claim on behalf of all members at Kellingley colliery who were made redundant when the pit closed in 2015. The Tribunal
Decision on the NUM Protective Award claim has been received today. The claim has been successful. It covers all mineworker grades where the NUM was recognised (549 men) who were made redundant on or after 21 May 2014 and is for the maximum of up to 8 weeks pay (£3,800 as limited by legislation).
Centrica plc the company which owns British Gas announced that electricity prices will rise by 12.5% from mid September 2017. “The 12.5% electricity price rise this September reflects the increasing costs of energy policy, and delivery to customers’ homes since 2014. In that time, overall electricity costs have increased by 16%.” The news comes just
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
Congratulations to the Labour Party for gaining the support of people which now gives hope that life will improve for the many.
By now most of you will have made up your mind up which way to vote and it goes without saying, the NUM is affiliated to the Labour Party, so you know which Party we support. Here are 3 reasons why you should consider voting Labour taken from their Manifesto: • A Labour government will
The NUM at it’s NEC meeting 23 May 2017 welcomed the news that the Labour Party Manifesto has included a commitment to reviewing the pension sharing arrangements of both the MPS and BCSSS. This is a welcome statement that takes into account all the work done by the NUM and Labour MP’s over the years