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British Airways crew 'to be balloted next week on possible further strike action'
British Airways cabin crew are to be balloted next week on whether to back a peace deal or support further strikes, potentially leaving passengers facing further travel disruption.
Coal is still a vital energy source for developing nations
It is unrealistic to expect South Africa, a nation rich in coal, to turn to more costly fuels
Union condemns councils for 'penalising' stranded teachers
Local authorities were today accused by a teaching union of attempting to "penalise" teachers stranded abroad because of the travel chaos caused by the Icelandic volcano.
Orgreave Commemoration and Picnic
WOMEN AGAINST PIT CLOSURES
PIN THE PITS
DENABY MAIN GALA
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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