Similar plastic to cladding used on Grenfell Tower banned in mines 40 years ago, writes Peter Lazenby and Lamiat Sabin
Friday 23rd Jun 2017
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
THOUSANDS of trade unionists and their families visited the “workers’ stately home” Wortley Hall yesterday for the annual South Yorkshire Festival.
Music from brass bands and political speakers entertained the guests, along with 100 stalls run by trade unions and...
Monday 15th Aug 2016
SOUTH African miners celebrated yesterday after winning their demands for higher pay and the right to strike, a few days after staging a mass walkout from electricity provider Eskom.
The National Union of Mineworkers’ (NUM) 15,000 members at the firm walked out on Wednesday over...
Saturday 13th Aug 2016
posted by Morning Star in World
HUNDREDS of former miners and their families and friends gathered in north-east England on Saturday for one of the oldest events in the calendar of Britain’s labour movement.
The Northumberland Miners’ Picnic was first held in 1864, meaning it predates the Durham...
Monday 13th Jun 2016
posted by Morning Star in Britain
EX-MINERS boycotted the unveiling of a memorial to Lancashire colliers on Saturday because it was mainly organised by scabs, writes Peter Lazenby.
A wooden carving of a miner sitting on a bench was unveiled on Saturday outside Swinton Civic Centre in Salford to commemorate the lives of...
Monday 30th May 2016
by Peter Lazenby
Saturday 12th Mar 2016
posted by Morning Star in Features
by Our Foreign Desk
SOUTH AFRICAN miners will march to Kimberley Mines today to protest against threats to their pay and conditions.
The future of 600 workers hangs in the balance after owner De Beers sold the facility to Ekapa Mining & Petra Diamonds.
Thursday 14th Jan 2016
Thousands march to commemorate Kellingley’s closure
Monday 21st Dec 2015
THEY were the last miners to produce the last coal in the last deep mine in Britain as they went down into the pit in song yesterday morning.
Kellingley Colliery banksman Nigel Kemp remarked on the “comradeship and friendship” as the miners could be heard singing Tom...
Saturday 19th Dec 2015
As DAVE HOPPER lives through a day he never thought possible, he believes the proud men of Kellingley can learn from Durham’s hopeful and resilient spirit