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LEST WE FORGET

Armistice Day is 11 November. We pause to observe the Two Minute Silence at 11.00am on this day every year because at the 11th hour, on the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, World War I ended and 2018 marks 100 years. During this time, we remember those who have made sacrifices for

Policing during miners’ strike: independent review SCOTLAND

PUBLIC MEETINGS The call for evidence is open until 30 November 2018. NUM National President, Nicky Wilson has urged all those who can assist with this important review to do what they can to help. • Cumnock Town Hall (62 Glaisnock Street, Cumnock, KA18 1BY) on Tuesday 13th November • Lochgelly Centre (Bank Street, Lochgelly,

At Last Government Accept IIAC Recommendation

With the acceptance of the IIAC recommendation the next steps will be the prescription so what is the likely qualification? According to the IIAC document click here • You have worked for ten or more years in aggregate which involves use of hand-held powered tools whose internal parts vibrate so as to transmit vibration to

CISWO CLOSE DERBYSHIRE MINERS CONVALESCENT HOME IN SKEGNESS

Former miners and their families together with retired workers from the home staged a last show of defiance outside the home in Skegness. For years the home has provided respite for many thousands have enjoyed the fresh sea air from the prime location on the sea front. For some reason CISWO gave instructions that the

SPECIAL FEATURE: International Solidarity UK and Ukrainian Miners

International solidarity between the miners of Ukraine and the UK goes back a long way. It was Welshman John Hughes and Welsh miners who travelled to Ukraine to develop the Donbas coalfields in the Nineteenth Century. In the fifties and sixties there were regular trade union exchanges. During the 1984/5 strike the Ukrainian miners raised

COAL COMBINE MEETING

NUM / unite the UNIONThe meeting was hosted by the NUM in Barnsley with Jerry Swain (National Officer Unite), Graham Walton (Unite Shop Steward and Coal Combine Secretary), Nigel Yaxley (Managing Director CoalImP) and Chris Kelsey (Communications Manager Banks Group).The need to raise awareness of the serious situation regarding the coal industry was discussed at

SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT

Opened 3 Sep 2018 Policing during miners’ strike: independent reviewCloses 30 Nov 2018 Contact minersstrikereview@gov.scot Overview This is a general call for evidence on the impact of policing on affected communities in Scotland during the period of the miners’ strike from March 1984 to March 1985. Evidence is sought from affected individuals and representative groups.

Miners’ Skegness Home Under Threat

The closure of The Miners’ Retreat, Skegness formerly the Derbyshire Miners’ Convalescent Home, would be yet another blow to those who worked in the coal industry. The home which is open to all with mining background has been open since 1939 and according to CISWO is still in high demand “the level of demand for

Why Do MP’s Not Sign Early Day Motions?

The latest briefing paper on the Mineworkers’ Pension Scheme placed in the House of Commons Library 25 July 2018 is worth a read (click here). The paper covers the issues raised by mining MP’s who were members of the NUM at the time and those that continue to help. It also acknowledges and references the