BRITAIN’S coalminers announced plans yesterday for a large march and demonstration marking the end of more than 200 years of history with the closure of the last deep pit in the country.
Kellingley colliery in Yorkshire will be closed by December 18.
The closure date...
Tuesday 8th Dec 2015
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
THE five hundred South African miners staging a stay-down strike resurfaced yesterday after five days deep underground.
National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) deputy president Joseph Montisetse went to the ASA Dilokong mine near Burgersfort in Limpopo to bring his members up.
Wednesday 28th Oct 2015
posted by Morning Star in World
ANTI-COAL campaigners were slammed as “shortsighted” by the leader of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) yesterday.
General secretary Chris Kitchen spoke exclusively to the Morning Star as climate campaigners blockaded an opencast coal quarry in Cramlington,...
Tuesday 27th Oct 2015
Mining families in the north-east this weekend celebrate the centenary of the opening of Redhills, HQ of the Durham Miners’ Association. Dave Hopper explains
Saturday 24th Oct 2015
posted by Morning Star in Features
SOME 30,000 South African coalminers downed tools on Sunday night after cross-sector pay talks broke down.
Conciliation came to an abrupt end last week when parties could not reach an agreement over demands by the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) demand for a 1,000 rand (£48)...
Tuesday 6th Oct 2015
SOLOMON HUGHES uncovers secret documents which reveal how frightened ministers were at the prospect of Nacods members joining the ’84-5 miners’ strike
Friday 2nd Oct 2015
by Solomon Hughesand Conrad Landin
NEIL KINNOCK has insisted he did not bolster police during the 1984-85 miners’ strike, after released government documents suggested he “spoke warmly in support” while meeting a senior officer.
Friday 25th Sep 2015
posted by Morning Star in Britain
As a secret file reveals Neil Kinnock’s ‘warm’ support for miners’ strike police, SOLOMON HUGHES asks whether he was too friendly by far
by Emily Maiden
Monday 21st Sep 2015
by Dave Smith
Wednesday 16th Sep 2015