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  • Greeks need to learn from my lessons, says Scargill


    FORMER miners’ leader Arthur Scargill weighed in on developments in Greece yesterday following the removal of finance minister Yanis Varoufakis.

    Mr Varoufakis’s removal followed the Greeks’ vote on Sunday to reject the austerity measures being imposed on Greece as a...

    Tuesday 7th Jul 2015

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • South Africa: Mine bosses and AMCU ‘share Marikana blame’


    SOUTH AFRICAN miners’ union NUM welcomed a report yesterday into the killing of 44 people at the Marikana mine three years ago.

    Violence began at the platinum mine in what is now Bokone Bophirima province on August 11 2012 when Lonmin allowed representatives of the Association...

    Saturday 27th Jun 2015

    posted by James Tweedie in World

  • MPs call for inquiry in policing at Orgreave


    MPs are demanding a public inquiry into police attacks on mining communities throughout the year-long 1984-5 strike against pit closures — including the notorious Orgreave scandal.

    Labour MP for Wansbeck and former president of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) Ian Lavery...

    Thursday 18th Jun 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • NUM: End £6bn pension penury


    THE National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) revealed ­yesterday that the government had refused to abolish a deal which has taken £6 billion from miners’ pensions since 1994.

    The “one-sided and unfair” deal stems from the privatisation of the coal industry, when...

    Monday 15th Jun 2015

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Worsbrough pays tribute to rich history


    HUNDREDS of people gathered in Yorkshire’s Worsbrough at the weekend for the unveiling of a memorial paying tribute to industries that have now disappeared from the district.

    The memorial comprises a dissected pit wheel, a miner, a glassblower and a plinth built from...

    Monday 15th Jun 2015

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Trade unionists line up to condemn IPCC Orgreave cop-out


    A MINER who was picketing on the front line when police mounted their brutal attack at Orgreave voiced his anger yesterday at the IPCC police watchdog’s refusal to investigate the violence.

    Chris Skidmore was a young miner at Yorkshire’s Bullcliffe Wood colliery — one...

    Saturday 13th Jun 2015

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • IPCC WASHES ITS HANDS OF ORGREAVE


    POLICE watchdog the IPCC refused to launch a formal inquiry yesterday into a historic violent rampage by officers against striking miners at Orgreave in South Yorkshire.

    The decision, announced by the Independent Police Complaints Commission after a two-year delay, was slammed by...

    Friday 12th Jun 2015

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • LGSM heroes refuse to lead Pride


    Lesbian and gay group rejects invitation so they can march alongside union comrades on parade

    Thursday 4th Jun 2015

    posted by Luke James in Britain

  • Trade unions and LGBT Pride: We’re not going away


    Despite tensions over sponsors, we urge you to march with Pride, writes PETER PURTON

    Thursday 4th Jun 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Features

  • Usdaw Conference: Gay campaigning legend hails battle to save mines


    LESBIANS and Gays Support the Miners (LGSM) legend Mike Jackson hailed yesterday Usdaw’s backing for the campaign to save Britain’s last three coal mines. Delegates at retail and distribution union Usdaw’s conference unanimously called on the government to nationalise...

    Tuesday 28th Apr 2015

    posted by Luke James in Britain


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