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Posted by: Ian Morrison at time: 23/02/2010 10:49
Sad news that Gerry Dillon,ex Linby NUM Secretary and Loyal to the Last,passed away last Friday,further details to follow........RIP.... See http://nottinghamshireexminer.com/ guestbook for further information when released
Posted by: clem at time: 18/02/2010 19:40
anybody heard anything more about the possible investment in kendal drift??
Posted by: June 1984 at time: 18/02/2010 16:55
Dear Colleague Your Future In Danger I have been accused of trying to butcher the industry. I have no such intention or desire. I state that categorically and solemnly. You have been deliberately misled. Sincerely Ian MacGregor
Posted by: Miner till I die at time: 16/02/2010 18:33
Good luck to Mr Lavery in Wansbeck!
Posted by: NUM candidate at time: 17/02/2010 15:20
People will be voting for the NUM representative not the party he is going to represent.
Posted by: Chris Skidmore at time: 16/02/2010 13:12
In reply to comments from the Wentworth MP Mr.Healey about reclaiming money from Raleys Solicitors who does he think he is? His cronies have turned politics into a shambles by their "snouts in the trough" antics. MPs are there to give assistance and advice, so do the NUM,do the MPs do it for nothing? NUM members currently still employed in the industry have continued to pay their weekly subscriptions to the union throughout the "life" of their claims & beyond, is Mr Healey suggesting we too can claim our subscriptions back from this period of membership? Under his hypothosis no trade union should charge its members anything,even though the the Tribunal Chairman in the Solicitors Regulatory Tribunal in the Raleys case said that "the NUM existed to look after it`s members welfare and wasn`t a benevolent society". Meanwhile it`s not that long ago that Mr.Healey wrote to the NUM asking for our assistance in helping the Labour Party to get re-elected! Strange that Mr.Healey has never contacted us regarding this matter also that the "Star" happily supply a one sided biased account of the issue.
Posted by: Chris Skidmore at time: 16/02/2010 12:52
In reply to "Retired Miner" Well Done to Steven Mace however I am surer Mr.Mace will want to place on record his thanks to the Yorkshire Area NUM Council without whom `s patronage the Maltby Event would never have taken place.
Posted by: Dominique in France at time: 15/02/2010 20:59
Got things moving for her with Sutton Manor Colliery I have established E-Mail contact appears to be in the Paris University area Cortonwood
Posted by: Retired miner at time: 15/02/2010 19:41
Just spent the night at Maltby progressive club for the 25th anniversary of the miners strike, with guest speakers Ken Capstick, Ian Lavery, and none other than Mr Arthur Scargill. Three of the best orators the union has produced, the place was full with miner, ex-miners, and their families, branch officials both past and present. It was great to meet old friends again. Just a special thank you to Steve Mace NUM branch delegate without whom the event may never have taken place.
Posted by: steve mace at time: 19/02/2010 21:27
Dear, Retired miner i thank you for your kind words i am really pleased you appreciated and enjoyed the evening i have been approached to do another event for charity in memory of steve turner who died of cancer aged 47 and a personal friend of mine on the basis of trade unionism and socialism i am hoping to hold later this year. STEVE MACE NUM DELEGATE
Posted by: Wentworth M.P. comments in Sheffield paper at time: 15/02/2010 13:06
As an ex-coal mining employee in the Yorkshire Arae NUM I think the Wentworth M.P.'s comments in a Sheffield newspaper are misguided. I will not be seeking to claim back money that Raleys paid to the Yorkshire NUM for upholding my membership in The Yorkshire NUM. which I believe is in my interests long-term for a variety of reasons. Unless the M.P. would like to elaborate on those reasons on this website.
Posted by: Dominique from France- email@example.com at time: 13/02/2010 16:58
Thank you for your help! Yes I meant Phurnacite in South Wales and the names of 2 women I remember very well are Maria Mewett and Maggie Newell.
Posted by: 21 Hour week at time: 13/02/2010 11:25
Cortonwood said this on this website way before the report was made obviously watching this site and pinching ideas. Happy to oblige if it helps
Posted by: Miar Sheen at time: 11/02/2010 15:24
Wayne Thomas advised that I contact you regarding Six Bells Miners Memorial, please could you give me a call on 07814510242. Thanks Mair Sheen, Six Bells Communities First Co-ordinator.
Posted by: Mick Westwood. at time: 11/02/2010 09:49
Miners Pensions, - 400,000 voices should now be raised in protest against the Labour Party and their refusal to renegotiate a fairer deal with our miners pension `RIP OFF `. That`s how many members their are in both schemes, and we should let these thieves know NOW how angry we are.For them to continue thE `Theft of Miner`s Pensions ` after all of their past promises, is nothing short of a BETRAYAL of the mining communities.
Posted by: Last chance saloon at time: 10/02/2010 19:51
Mp's resigning before the next election is not for personal reasons, it's financial. The PENSION they get is not going to be tampered with like our MPS ask Mr CAMERON what he intends to do about it (they implemented the bonus draw off) now we know what 'our' party is going to do about it. We can then make a decision on who will get our vote. We also know there is no pay rises for a long time or increases to earned interest on savings another couple of reasons why its a good time to retire for these trough sniffers. Kelly - one of the many looking into expenses - has recommended that severance payments be cut from Â£50k on average to 8 weeks pay; about Â£10k. As this moved has been slow-timed to suit the 250 MPs who'll leave at the May election, it won't apply until the next election. THAT is why they are leaving now to maximise this payment to offset the income loss from the expenses they have stashed away. I HOPE YOU ARE GOING TO MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD TO MR CAMERON SOON BEFORE THE ELECTION SEASON STARTS AFTER IS TOO LATE COME ON LADS!!!!!!!!!
Posted by: STEVE MACE at time: 10/02/2010 18:12
Dear SOS, I can categorically assure you that the Maltby Branch does not support the recruitment of miners' from Poland to replace the jobs of any British Mineworkers. Steve Mace NUM Maltby Branch Delegate
Posted by: INQUIRY at time: 10/02/2010 01:30
To answer your question. I have e-mailed invitations to Messrs Lavery, Stanley and Kitchen as well as leaving phone messages for them. Similarly Mr. Scargill at SLP site.
Posted by: INQUIRY at time: 10/02/2010 01:25
I deleted something from my post in error. It should have read - If my comments, as chief organiser, seem frustrated it's because as the working class people's chief representatives at the time I believe The NUM have a right to attend and that given that I have made polite, formal invitations, though it is usual and courteous practice to provide acknowledgements - regardless of whether you can attend or not, sadly this hasn't happened with your union.
Posted by: sos at time: 09/02/2010 22:26
I have just heard that this union is recruitin miners from poland to take the place of miners at Maltby colliery, please tell me that it is not true?
Posted by: deano at time: 18/02/2010 19:30
sos...the union does not recruit anyway,the mine owners take care of that surely???who starts these pathetic rumors???
Posted by: steve mace at time: 20/02/2010 11:23
Dear Deano, If mine owners have been taking care of recruitment they have certainly been making an horrible mess of it the industry has been decimated by them. Because they work on a quick profit and only for profit basis we are facing an energy crisis that has seen many firms blacked out in recent weeks. Does the mine ownerâ€™s recruitment drive include the closing of the Selby coalfield and other pits around the country that should still be open? It was our union, and our union alone that did everything it could to save the mining industry and the jobs it represented and we were hampered at the time by those who ran the industry doing all in their power, including intimidation, to encourage our members to scab. What a strange recuitment drive the owners are carrying out at Corus steelworks, more of a de-recruitment drive similar to the one carried out in the mining industry. Steve Mace Maltby Branch Delegate
Posted by: To Scotts Miner NZ at time: 09/02/2010 21:03
WWW.ch4.com and search the title or copy and paste this http://www.channel4.com/search/?q=Strike+when+Britain+went+to+War
Posted by: EDITOR at time: 09/02/2010 18:56
Have you written to the National Secretary officially to ask for someone to attend this debate. That is the official channel not the Website. Editor
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