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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
WHAT NOW FOR PUBLIC SERVICES
Under the new Liberal-Conservative coalition government the welfare agenda could be a battlefiel
JUDGES TO RULE TOMOOROW
British Airways passengers need not fear strike action for at least another day after senior judges said they will not decide before Thursday whether a walkout by the airline staff will be illegal.
News

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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