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FALKLANDS OIL SPARKS ARGENTINE FURY
Drilling off the coast of the Falkland Islands will begin next week despite strong opposition from Argentina, the UK territory's government has insisted.
SIGN PETITION TO STOP CUTS
Today, 58 leading economists have written to the Financial Times, to tell the Chancellor and the Shadow Chancellor it's a bad time to cut public spending [1]. The experts say that it's too soon to know that the UK economy is recovering and that cuts too e
Teesside Steel Site Closes After 150 Years
A proud chapter of UK industrial history is coming to an end later as the last steel-making furnace on Teesside is turned off after working continuously for 150 years.
The Long March Back
Commemorating the end of the 1984/5 miners strike and the aftermath.
Assassination of Union leader Pedro Antonio Garcia
On behalf the TUC, British workers and the 6.2 million members in our affiliated unions I write to deplore the killing of a fifth trade unionist and the attempted murder of a sixth in the space of three and a half months in Guatemala
News

Kellingley and Thoresby could remain 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. But the Government need to act now! 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

Miners Remember
Miners at Lofthouse (West Yorkshire) remember those who lost their lives, suffered injuries and all those who worked in the mines during war years:- L to R P Harrison, J Harris, B Kenny. T Banks, D Dews [ Cllr], M Johnson [Cllr], I Bains, C Keith.[Cllr] Miners in Yorkshire Remember 100 years

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NUM and MP's Keep the pressure on to save pits
NUM and MP's Keep the pressure on to save pits National Secretary Chris Kitchen has now written to The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change (Matthew Hancock MP) 3 times with regard to the situation at UK Coal. Despite not receiving replies to his letters of 18 August and 18 Se

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Holiday Pay Ruling
The EAT has given judgment in the joined cases of Bear Scotland Ltd and ors v Fulton and ors; Hertel (UK) Ltd v Woods and ors; Amec Group Ltd v Law and ors. Its decision confirms that all elements of a worker’s normal remuneration – including payments in respect of non-guaranteed overtim

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Power Cuts
You Don't Know What You're Doing This Government is clearly hoping for a mild winter more than most with margins at the power stations running too tight to call. The NUM will keep pushing forward the case to retain coal production in the UK. With plans being made to ration power and pay plant

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