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NUM Wins Protective Award for Kellingley Members

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

Breaking News – Victory For Kellingley NUM

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

Woodhouse Colliery Planning Application Successfully Submitted

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

Congratulations to the Labour Party for gaining the support of people which now gives hope that life will improve for the many.

General Election Statement

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

Labour Support For Pensions Review

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


Kellingley Protective Award The hearing concluded on 18 May 2017 after 4 days of evidence, cross examinations, and closing submissions from John Hendy QC on behalf of the NUM, the barrister for the 1st respondent UK Coal Kellingley in liquidation (who is paying their bill?) and the barrister for the 2nd respondent the Secretary of

Breach of union rules/breach of statutory balloting procedures decision: Mathewson v National Union of Mineworkers

Mr Mathewson made seven complaints alleging the union had breached its rules and one complaint of the union’s breach of Chapter IV of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992. Following correspondence, the Certification Officer struck out all eight complaints under section 256ZA(1)(a) of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992


The Newcastle Employment Tribunal sitting in North Shields 30 March 2016 heard the NUM Yorkshire Area case for a Protective Award in relation to miners who lost their jobs with the closure of Hatfield Colliery in 2015 and decided that a Protective Award should be given. The case started in Yorkshire in August 2015 and