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BEIS Select Committee update on the MPS.

Rachel Reeves MP Chair of the BEIS Select Committee following receiving a request from the NUM has written to both Chris Cheetham Chairman of the Mineworkers Pension Scheme Trustees and the RT HON Kwasi Kwarteng MP Minister of State for Business, Energy and Clean Growth. Below are the replies she has received. Obviously these while

The NUM formally write to request a Select Committee hearing into MPS Guarantee.

The NUM has been working with a group of supportive Labour Party MP’s in preparation to request a Select Committee hearing into the Mineworkers Pension Scheme (MPS) Government guarantee and the 50/50 surplus sharing arrangement. The NUM has held back from submitting a formal request as we were aware from comments made by the Minister

MPS negotiations with Government update.

There has been an agreement between the MPS Trustees and the Government. As the Trustees want the Scheme members to know the details of the arrangement before it is made public, as not all Scheme members will have access to the internet it has been decided that a letter will be sent out next week.

A National Permanent Memorial for Miners.

At the second time of asking permission has been granted for a National Permanent memorial to commemorate the men, women and children who worked in the mining industry in the National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire. Thank you to everyone who has helped to made this a reality.

MP’s write to the Minister for Business & Industry over the MPS.

A cross party group of MP’s have written to the Minister following up on comments that he made in the backbench debate organised by Grahame Morris MP (Easington) in respect of proposals put to him by the MPS Trustees. Whilst we will have to wait and see what the proposals are if adopted and what


The case was heard over five days in March in the High Court in Manchester before His Honour Judge Eyre QC. The NUM was represented by the Union’s solicitors Mssrs. Clarke Willmott and the IEMO was represented by Arthur Scargill, former President of the NUM. This was the resolution of a longstanding dispute arising out


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,