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Heresy of the Greeks
As Britain’s political class pretends that its arranged marriage of Tweedledee to Tweedledum is democracy, the inspiration for the rest of us is Greece.
UNITE SAY THEY STOPPED TORY MAJORITY
In the many inquests into the Labour defeat, the one inside Unite will be specially worthwhile, more than £2m worthwile, roughly the amount the union spent to fund the Labour campaign.
US FALLS BEHIND CHINA IN CLEAN ENERGY
Many U.S. investors were reluctant to plough money into big solar, wind and other clean energy sectors until they knew what technologies U.S. government policy was going to favor, he said.
COURT VICTORY FOR UNITE
Fresh BA strikes are set to go ahead next week after a panel of judges overturned a ban on industrial action.
The right to strike is being threatened by the courts
The right to strike in Britain is now under serious threat. The injunction won by British Airways management on Monday outlawing walkouts by 10,000 cabin crew on an almost satirical technicality is only the latest of a string of bans on workers taking ind
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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

Orgreave
 TUESDAY 13 SEPTEMBER Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign set to meet new Home Secretary Amber Rudd A deputation from the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign (OTJC) will meet Home Secretary Amber Rudd on Tuesday 13th September to reinforce the case for a public inquiry into the brutality of t

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Trade Union Legislation
Statement to members in connection with the NUM annual return for the period ended 31 December 2016 as required by Section 32A TULRA http://194.216.0.18/uploads/26/1267.pdf  

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David Hopper
  It is with deepest regret that we learn of the passing of Davy Hopper leader of the Durham Miners and member of the National Union of Mineworkers National Executive Committee. Chris Kitchen NUM National Secretary said our thoughts are with Maritza and all of Davy's family.

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Coal Combine
UNITE the NUM and Employers met in Barnsley 19 May 2016 and heard a presentation from Banks Mining. The meeting was updated on coal matters and Parliamentary activity and welcomed the support of MPs so far but emphasised the need to gain the support of more.The meeting was very concerned about repor

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