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Gas usage hits new high in UK cold snap
Demand for gas in the UK hit a new record on Thursday as people continue to attempt to keep their homes warm through the severely cold weather.
Final salary pension
Nine out of 10 defined benefit or final salary pension schemes are closed to new entrants with one in five now also closed to future accrual — double that of four years ago — according to a survey by the pensions trade body the Association o
UK COAL BOARD APPOINT DIRECTOR OF MINING
UK COAL today announced the appointment of Gareth Williams to the position of Mining Director on the Board of the Company. It is expected that Gareth will take up office and his seat on the Board next month.
Cardon Capture and Storage
Parliamentary question by Jeff Ennis and answer by Ed Miliband regarding Carbon Capture and Storage
National Grid warns of UK gas shortage
There were urgent calls for Britain to build more gas storage facilities tonight after the National Grid warned of temporary gas shortages as demand neared record highs during the freezing weather.
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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