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FRENCH STRIKE THREATENS OIL SUPPLIES
A strike at France's oil refineries is spreading to new facilities, putting pressure on oil company Total SA to ward off looming gas shortages.
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.
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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