Town centre campaign for ex miners in pension row with Government

Former mineworkers who say they have been robbed of half their pension fund are urging Mansfield and Ashfield workers from the industry to join their national campaign.

Monday, 15th February 2016, 4:59 pm
Updated Monday, 15th February 2016, 5:05 pm

he UK Mineworkers Pension Association for justice and Fair Play Association is campaigning to get the 50/50 split of mineworkers pension surplus renegotiated.

Former Thoresby Colliery miners Michael Newton and Charles Chiverton are official reps for the Nottinghamshire with around 50,000 former mineworkers affected.

They are taking names for a petition on their stall outside Mansfield Library, this Wednesday at 12 -2pm and then on Saturdays 11am- 2pm.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

Michael Newton, 52 said: “In real terms our pensions have been slashed in half by successive governments - we have been financially penalised all the way to the grave.”

Michael added: “This campaign affects hundreds of thousands within our Coalfield Communities and we will fight with our last breath to right this wrong.

“£8 Billion Saved by Miners and Taken by Government is not and will not be acceptable. We appeal to everyone to come along to our stall and sign our petition.

“The quicker we build support for our Pension Campaign, the greater the awareness and the stronger the representation.”