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Posted by: Mrs B shaw at time: 09/04/2010 13:40
I am related to Joe Hall the Yorkshire Miners Leader who died in 1654. I was born in Wombwell and both my Grandads were miners. I would love to know more about Joe Hall so that I can tell my children of our heritage of which I am very proud.
Posted by: Chris Skidmore at time: 13/04/2010 10:04
To assist you in your quest for information re- Joe Hall if you would like to ring Mr.P.Thomson the resident historian at the Miners Offices in Barnsley 01226 215555 ext.210 any week day morning I am sure Philip will be able to assist you.
Posted by: Nick Wroughton at time: 08/04/2010 17:18
Please could ed revise my assessment of attendance at Swadlincote Market Hall meeting to well-attended(which it was in junior UDM territory too!).A young woman I had invited stood at the back and today told me in slightly affronted fashion I needed to revise my estimate upwards a fair bit or visit Specsavers!.As she's an economics student I don't dare to argue!.Nick Wroughton.
Posted by: Nick Wroughton at time: 08/04/2010 15:45
Just a thank you to the organisers and all of the people who 3/4 filled(of all places!)Swadlincote Market Hall to hear Arthur deliver a barnstorming pre-election speech on Wed Apr 7th.Thanks also to Mick Westwood for his unstinting help in supplying me with info re the Miners' Pensions issue,and Russ Guy(nice feller that he is)who didn't seem to mind me pinching(oops recycling?)his Osborne quote from the guestbook!.Nick Wroughton.
Posted by: cash in lieu? at time: 07/04/2010 12:40
just had a letter telling me cash in lieu for coal allowance is now going to be taxed!
Posted by: DWP DOCTOR (QWACK) at time: 05/04/2010 09:57
I bet that DWP doctor who examined me for DLA and Knee Arthritis are sunning themselves now in a foriegn Island the prize for rejecting my claim. The cost of not paying these payments is far less than what it would cost supporting the DWP regime. If they had been at my house since 4 A.M.this morning and observed the pain and Incapacity I have and continue to be in they would have a different view. Better still let them suffer it. Why the NUM and Unite support this Tory government I do not know. If they continue their support after this election I am afraid I will not be supporting the NUM any longer either.
Posted by: 0.5 Socialism at time: 07/04/2010 07:56
There cannot be a half socialist party one that uses public with private finance to feather your own cap. At least with a Tory government you know who you are dealing with someone out to make a profit. These 'part owner' schemes for properties and part wages paid for employees schemes and Quango organisitations are about taking your retirement benefits 'upfront'. If you are a socialist vote Socialist Labour Party if you are out for a profit vote Tory because the 0.5 Socialists are neither here or there under the brand New Labour. Something the Unions need to think about during the next parliament when they are giving money to a political party or are they on the same 'bandwagon' 0.5 Socialists. Remember Maxwell and Co took it out of your pension todays theft is part-time jobs and part-share homes designed to compel you to work for F.A. wake up the Unions. NUMPTIES
Posted by: Richard at time: 09/04/2010 10:49
I don't think that the NUM support the Tory, where does it say they do? Also, what a member of the NUM may say does not mean it is the opinion and view for all of its employees but I'd like to see where the NUM support the Tory.
Posted by: kenneth munro at time: 01/04/2010 13:19
I have been diognosed with vibration white finger,but refused industrial injuries disablement benefit.is there any help with appeals. thanks.
Posted by: mark thomas at time: 17/04/2010 00:10
You have the right to apeal,did you claim for reduced earnings allowance at the same time as your initial claim..contact an num office
Posted by: kenneth munro at time: 01/04/2010 13:09
Iv been diognosed with vibraion white finger,but refused disabelment benefit.Is there any other cases out there like me. thanks.
Posted by: Chris Skidmore at time: 30/03/2010 14:52
"THANK YOU" to everyone who contributed to the collection for the SACKED & VICTIMISED MINERS FUND at the recent DAVID JONES/JOE GREEN MEMORIAL. Proceeds from contributions from the Memorobilia "Sale" raised Â£132.60,Many thanks to everyone who attended including the Speakers & ADARA(the Band at the Trades)& not forgetting the memorable cotribution from Dorothy Fryman abLy assisted by John Bartley,for making the Event such a success. Chris Skidmore Yorks Area NUM Chairman.
Posted by: Russ Guy at time: 29/03/2010 20:55
George Osbourne during the 3 chancellors debate on TV, " we are currently borrowing from China to pay China back for what they produce, we need to get back to producing things again " Oh boy, The N.U.M. Told you so comes to mind !!
Posted by: Pushbike Factory at time: 30/03/2010 16:12
Thats why we sold them British car factory so that we could take one of their Pushbike factories. Thats what Sweden are doing now with Volvo. Now Mr Blair is trying to sell us another Dummy. Have a look at the Red Star Research website copy and paste the link http://www.red-star-research.org.uk/subframe4.html
Posted by: deano at time: 31/03/2010 19:20
didnt we just...you feel like screaming at the politicians when they talk about debt and recession and the ways to get out of it....manufacturing,,,thats the way forward,nationalised industries with the profit staying in britain....are labour any different to the tories on this....like hell they are..
Posted by: william smith at time: 29/03/2010 15:47
can anyone tell me were i can purchase miners plates
Posted by: Richard at time: 09/04/2010 10:52
Although they are not being displayed within the Merchandise section, if you click on the contacts page and email someone direct from head office, I'm sure they will point you in the right direction.
Posted by: Leigh Andrews at time: 29/03/2010 14:15
Will the NUM be represented at the six bells abertillery 50 years disaster remembrance service on the 28th june ?
Posted by: Wayne at time: 07/04/2010 13:56
Hi Leigh, Yes there will be representatives of the NUM present on the day.
Posted by: Leigh Andrews at time: 13/04/2010 17:35
Glad to hear it i did think if would had been on the events page or on the home page
Posted by: william smith at time: 27/03/2010 08:36
is there any grant available for a mobility scooter
Posted by: Mobility Scooter at time: 29/03/2010 08:58
Have you applied for Disability Allowance and been successful in getting the qualifying rate then YES if so check out this website. http://www.motability.co.uk/main.cfm
Posted by: Chris Skidmore at time: 29/03/2010 11:38
I would suggest you telephone CISWO Offices at Thornycroft Pontefract & ask for the Social Work Team & explain your problem, No.01977 703384
Posted by: Barnsley at time: 25/03/2010 07:59
Even if your views are not 100% behind the 'New Labour' approach as Mick Westwood wrote it is appropriate to wish our local MPs Mick and Jeff a happy retirement from the National scene which has been a very turbulent time for mining and other industries. I expect we will still see them being active within the communities they represent.
Posted by: Mick Westwood. at time: 23/03/2010 19:13
Can I wish Ian Lavery all the best for the forthcoming General Election, and express the wish that if/ NO WHEN he is elected that he carries the fight for miners pensions once more into the heart of Government. Can I also thank Mick Clapham M.P - who is standing down at the end of this Parliament, - for the magnificent efforts that he has made on behalf of the mining communities during his term as an M.P, and also to Dave Anderson M.P. who continues to represent us as a coal - mining M.P. Both of these men I have found to be true "Class warriors " who have never forgotten their roots and have worked very hard to secure the best of terms for miners, and mining people.Also worthy of mention is our own working class hero Dave Douglass, who has also always fought our corner. I am reading his latest book at the moment called "Ghost Dancers " and I would recommend it to anyone.Well done Dave.
Posted by: Cortonwood at time: 25/03/2010 07:51
Mines (excuse bad grammar)a signed by Dave Douglass 'Ghost Dancers' received at 'The Long March Back' event held in Newcastle the day Barnsley lost 6-0. Well the players are entitled to one of the best drinks in the land 'Newcastle Brown'and it was probably more of a social event that they lost. Will probably read it in the winter months too busy now spring is here.
Posted by: Ex-Labour Ministers? Would not do it.Would they? at time: 23/03/2010 17:26
It would have been different had these ministers been lobbying to correct the Tory implemented MPS scandal that was the goal in 1997 looks more like a penalty miss now. Copy and paste the link http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8582093.stm
Posted by: dean phillips at time: 22/03/2010 12:27
Cortonwood miners pit checks for sale on Ebay
Posted by: Cortonwood at time: 22/03/2010 18:46
Mine is not on EBAY its with my NUM badges in a safe place as well as my paper qualifications including a Degree. We were not tossers well educated hard working people protecting a way of life. One of the few that can say they have worked under Cortonwood retail Park. Shame on all those who did not support us.
Posted by: deano at time: 23/03/2010 21:58
completely agree with cortonwood,we were not tossers and shame on those that didnt support us,,this country has been run into the ground and a big part of that can be laid at the SCABS and the rest who refused to back us......my cortonwood checks are at home,with all my other checks from pits where we were pushed pillar to post..I too was educated by the board,6 years at barnsley and donny tech....i was 5th generation at 'corton',all my family on my dads side worked at the pit.including barrow,swaith main probably edmunds and darley as well as my grandmothers family were from the'dale',including relatives to mr scargill..
Posted by: Peter Tobin at time: 21/03/2010 20:29
I am a UCATT member who putting forward a motion at our upcoming conferene calling for early retirement for building workers I believe that you achieved this for miners and I would interested in the arguments and criteria you put forward to establish it.
Posted by: Peter Tobin at time: 02/04/2010 09:17
It's me again, still needing info on early retirement for miners. E mail: email@example.com
Posted by: chris stewart at time: 21/03/2010 15:33
Littleton NUM Strike Reunion Once again we have held a reunion.A good night was had by all.Many thanks to Ian Lavery NUM President for his attendance and speech.Rick Sumner was able to attend this year with his stall and we managed to raise Â£525 for the sacked lads give it a go lads its hard work but worth it
Posted by: Mr Scargill Talk at Northern College at time: 21/03/2010 13:22
I would be interested in attending this event if I can bring my own snap and the entry is free of charge might be interested in buying a book for Â£15. Cortonwood
Posted by: Barnsleyonline55+ at time: 20/03/2010 12:51
Photo of Chris Skidmore and Bullcliffe Wood lads on this Social Media Site copy and paste the link below http://barnsleyonlinefiftyfiveplus.ning.com/
CHANCELLOR INTERVENES TO HONOUR FUEL ALLOWANCE BENEFITS OF EX-MINERS Around 1,500 hundred former mine workers to receive fuel allowance despite mine closure Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, announced that the government will guarantee the concessionary fuel allowan
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Suspended concessionary fuel allowances.
Concessionary fuel deliveries for former UK Coal employees who retired following privatisation were suspended as a result of UK Coal going insolvent on 9 July 2013. Following the suspension of the fuel deliveries and cash in lieu payments the NUM along with the other mining Unions whose
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Scottish Coal cuts 600 jobs.
Scottish Coal announced on Friday that it had gone into liquidation. Almost 600 jobs were lost as KPMG were called in. Scottish Coal operates six open cast mines in Scotland. The NUM and other Unions will seek discussions with KPMG and interested parties to retain as many jobs as possible going forw
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GERRY GIBSON INQUEST
The five day inquest into the death of Gerry Gibson who died aged 49 at Kellingley Colliery when a section of the roof in the tailgate of the 502 coalface collapsed on 27th September 2011 has concluded with the Coroner instructing the jury to return a narrative verdict. Our thoughts and sympathies
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