The Miners Federation of Great Britain (MFGB) formed in 1889 and it became the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) in 1944 and is still a functioning organisation today.
The closure of Kellingley Colliery in 2015, the last major deep mine in the UK, brought to an end deep coal mining on an industrial scale in the UK. The motto of the NUM is “The Past We Inherit The Future We Build”. The immediate past is what remains of the coal industry and the miners and their families who worked in the industry.
Whilst there is a need for the NUM it will continue to represent, protect and speak up for the many gains that miners and their communities have made. There are still wrongs to put right and agreements to protect.
Our ongoing belief is that coal can benefit the UK, it can be used in a safe clean manner and is best produced by miners in the UK.
Click the links below for some of the ongoing issues.
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