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TUC Press Labour on Coal
TUC Press Labour on Coal
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Will Labour Support Coal?

Will Labour Support Coal?


28 March 2015


Yorkshire and Humber TUC's Regional Conference voted unanimously to support an emergency motion moved by the NUM Yorkshire Area and seconded by Nacods to demand an investigation into the reason for the delay with regard to the Government decision on the situation at UK Coal. Chris Kitchen said that had the application been made when the union asked the cost to keep Kellingley and Thorseby open would have been £70m which is considerably less than the Government calculation of £335m last week. There has been opposition to coal from within the ConDem Government from day one despite some MPs voicing tacit support. Questions have already been asked what would Labour do to support the coal industry? With the General Election upon us the time has come for this question to be answered. Miners at Kellingley and Thorseby deserve to know what an incoming Labour Government would do to support them.

Cut Out The Middleman
Cut Out The Middleman
PENSIONS CUT
PENSIONS CUT
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Why shouldn't Kellingley and Thoresby have remained open into 2018?

In a report prepared for the NUM and TUC "Merits of UK Coal State Aid Application" it is argued that rather than close Kellingley and Thorseby in 2015 they could remain open until 2018. Other EU member states have and still are benefiting from the fund whilst making a case for extended funding.

"It can be seen that our European competitors are taking a strategic decision to support their coal industry during managed wind down of uncompetitive coal mines, and are providing substantial sums under European State Aid regulations. As an example, Germany’s closure plans are designed to address the social impact of job losses, and specifically to allow sufficient time to enable direct and indirect supply chains to adjust. To date the UK has made little use of state-aid provisions for the sector, either under the previous regulations or current Closure Aid."

The full report can be read here http://www.num.org.uk/uploads/26/1184.pdf

Spycops
Joint Union Statement on Spycops inquiryWe the undersigned are outraged at the news that despite court orders to the contrary, the Metropolitan Police Service has destroyed evidence required for use in the Undercover Policing Public Inquiry. State spying on trade unions and political campaigns is a

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Complaints Struck Out
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

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Memorial Event
The NUM Yorkshire Area are pleased to announce that Kevin Maguire and David Anderson MP are to be the speakers at this years David Jones & Joe Green Memorial. All are welcome to attend.      

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Miners Pensions
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