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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

Mineworkers Pension Scheme ERRORS

Mineworkers Pension Scheme We have been informed that an error has occurred that has resulted in a number of MPS members mistakenly being issued with new tax codes. We are told that this is being rectified as a matter of the highest priority by Capita and HMRC. Affected members will be contacted shortly to advise

DUPUYTRENS CONTRACTURE – GOVERNMENT REJECTS MEDICAL EXPERTS ADVICE

The Industrial Injuries Advisory Council recommended that the condition known as Dupuytren’s Contracture should be Prescribed as an Industrial Disease. The government have rejected this advice saying, “Only after full consideration of the impact is the Secretary of State in a position to decide whether to accept or reject a recommendation from IIAC and to

Dirty Old Tricks

The NUM continue to explore every avenue in relation to the historic injustice that miners’ endure in relation to pneumoconiosis. First it was the x-ray and ‘no significant change’ then it was put down to ‘emphysema and smoking’ and now without prescription the DWP have introduced breathing tests that have nothing to do with pneumoconiosis