National Union of Mineworkers (Great Britain)

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The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is a trade union for coal miners in Great Britain, formed in 1945 from the Miners' Federation of Great Britain (MFGB).wikipedia
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Miners' Federation of Great Britain

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The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is a trade union for coal miners in Great Britain, formed in 1945 from the Miners' Federation of Great Britain (MFGB). The Miners' Federation of Great Britain was established in Newport, Monmouthshire in 1888 but did not function as a unified, centralised trade union for all miners.
It was reorganised into the National Union of Mineworkers in 1945.

UK miners' strike (1972)

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The NUM took part in three national miners' strikes, in 1972, 1974 and 1984–85.
The 1972 UK miners' strike was a major strike involving a dispute between the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and the Conservative Edward Heath government over pay.

Arthur Scargill

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It had around 170,000 members when Arthur Scargill became leader in 1981, a figure which had fallen in 2015 to an active membership of around 100.
He was President of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) from 1982 to 2002.

Newport, Wales

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The Miners' Federation of Great Britain was established in Newport, Monmouthshire in 1888 but did not function as a unified, centralised trade union for all miners.
Although coal exports from Newport were by now modest compared to the Port of Cardiff (which included Cardiff, Penarth and Barry), Newport was the place where the Miners' Federation of Great Britain was founded in 1889, and international trade was sufficiently large for 8 consuls and 14 vice-consuls to be based in the town.

UK miners' strike (1969)

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Following an unofficial strike in 1969 about the pay of surface workers, it was decided that the threshold for the ballot should be lowered.
At the time of the strike, wage negotiations were underway between the NCB and the National Union of Mineworkers.

Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners

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Following the Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners campaign of 1984–85, the organisation's Welsh chapters became the first non-LGBT organisation to participate in London's Lesbian and Gay Pride parade, and at the Labour Party's 1985 policy conference, the NUM's unanimous block voting support contributed to the successful passage of Composite 26, a resolution which formally committed the party to an LGBT rights platform.
Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners (LGSM) was an alliance of lesbians and gay men who supported National Union of Mineworkers during the year-long strike of 1984–1985.

Yorkshire Miners' Association

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However, with membership declining, the union relocated again in 1992, to share the Yorkshire Area offices in Barnsley.
It is now an integral part of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM).

National Union of Mineworkers headquarters

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Long based in London, Scargill commissioned a new headquarters building in Sheffield, which was completed in 1988.
The National Union of Mineworkers headquarters is a building in Sheffield, England which formerly housed the head office of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM).

Margaret Thatcher

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In the 1980s, because many coal mines were unprofitable, the Conservative government headed by Margaret Thatcher sought to close them and privatise the rest.
Two-thirds of the country's miners, led by the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) under Arthur Scargill, downed tools in protest.

Union of Democratic Mineworkers

The closed shop in the state-owned coal sector was ended when a breakaway union, the Union of Democratic Mineworkers, was formed mostly by miners in Nottinghamshire and South Derbyshire who felt betrayed by the NUM for insisting on a strike after their area ballot had rejected strike action.
Established in 1985 after a constitutional crisis in the National Union of Mineworkers, the UDM was given its certification on 6 December 1985, although it had effectively been in existence since the Nottinghamshire area of the NUM voted to secede from the federal union on 6 July 1985.

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The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is a trade union for coal miners in Great Britain, formed in 1945 from the Miners' Federation of Great Britain (MFGB).

National Union of Scottish Mineworkers

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It survives as the National Union of Mineworkers (Scotland Area).

UK miners' strike (1984–85)

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The NUM took part in three national miners' strikes, in 1972, 1974 and 1984–85.
It was led by Arthur Scargill of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) against the National Coal Board (NCB), a government agency.

Three-Day Week

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The NUM took part in three national miners' strikes, in 1972, 1974 and 1984–85.
By the middle of 1973, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) – drawn from a workforce who almost wholly worked for the National Coal Board – were becoming more militant with the election of Mick McGahey as vice-president.

Battle of Saltley Gate

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Forcing its closure secured victory for the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM).

Labour Party (UK)

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Following the Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners campaign of 1984–85, the organisation's Welsh chapters became the first non-LGBT organisation to participate in London's Lesbian and Gay Pride parade, and at the Labour Party's 1985 policy conference, the NUM's unanimous block voting support contributed to the successful passage of Composite 26, a resolution which formally committed the party to an LGBT rights platform.
At the 1985 Labour Party conference in Bournemouth, a resolution committing the party to support LGBT equality rights passed for the first time due to block voting support from the National Union of Mineworkers.

Ian MacGregor

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In what the NUM considered a confrontational move, Ian MacGregor, who had overseen cutbacks and closures at British Steel Corporation, was appointed head of the National Coal Board by Thatcher in 1983.
The appointment, announced on 28 March 1983, was greeted with considerable disdain by the National Union of Mineworkers, in particular its president Arthur Scargill.

Joe Gormley (trade unionist)

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Joseph Gormley, Baron Gormley, OBE (5 July 1917 – 27 May 1993) was President of the National Union of Mineworkers (Great Britain) from 1971 to 1982, and a Labour peer.

Northumberland Miners' Association

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The South Wales Miners' Federation, founded in 1898, joined the MFGB in 1899, while the Northumberland Miners' Association and the Durham Miners' Association joined in 1907 and 1908, respectively.
In 1945, this became the National Union of Mineworkers, and the association became its Northumberland Area.

Alwyn Machen

Joseph Robert Alwyn Machen (3 May 1900 – 2 March 1960) was an English trade union leader who was president of the Yorkshire Area of the National Union of Mineworkers and posthumously elected president of the National Union of Mineworkers.

Durham Miners' Association

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The South Wales Miners' Federation, founded in 1898, joined the MFGB in 1899, while the Northumberland Miners' Association and the Durham Miners' Association joined in 1907 and 1908, respectively.
The union became the Durham Area of the National Union of Mineworkers in 1945 and is now the North East Area of the NUM, although it retains its name and identity.

National Federation of Colliery Officials

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When the mining industry was nationalised, in 1947, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) sought to unite all workers in the industry.

Chris Kitchen

In 2012 the union's general secretary, Chris Kitchen, admitted it was in decline after the investigative website Exaro revealed that in 2011 the Derbyshire branch had just one member who was not a paid official.
Christian James Ronald Kitchen (born 23 June 1966) is a British trade union leader who has held the position of General Secretary of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) since 2007.

Arthur Horner (trade unionist)

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During his periods of office as President of the South Wales Miners Federation (SWMF) from 1936, and as General Secretary of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) from 1946, he became one of the most prominent and influential communists in British public life.