PENSION’S JUSTICE FOR OUR MINERS!

PENSION’S JUSTICE FOR OUR MINERS!

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Jason Zadrozny started this petition to UK Parliament

On 27th April 2020, the House of Commons’ Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee (BEIS) recommended that a ‘historic injustice’ was put right and that ex-miners should get £728 a year extra in their mine worker’s pension. Last week, the Government REFUSED to implement these recommendations.  

The Conservative Government promised to put this right in the 2019 General Election. Boris Johnson came to places like Ashfield and Mansfield in Nottinghamshire and promised he would give justice to miners. This was yet another broken promise from a lifetime of broken promises for our ex-miners and their families.

Many ex-miners lent their vote to the Tories as a result in ‘Red Wall’ seats in the Midlands. Many of these have now died. They’ve gone to their graves not knowing that they and our mining community have been shafted again. Over 800 ex-miners die a year from respiratory and other diseases in Nottinghamshire alone.

Meanwhile, whilst the Government made £4.2 billion from the Mineworker’s Pension Scheme - £2 billion over the original estimate - they are refusing to pay a penny into the Mineworker’s Pension Scheme.  

We now call for 3 simple things: 

  1. That the Government should implement immediately the full findings and conclusions of the BEIS Select Committee’s investigation into the Mineworker’s Pension Scheme.
  2. That Government should not be in the business of making money from the Mineworker’s Pension Scheme and should now hand back the £1.2 billion from the investment reserve fund to the miners and their families.
  3. That Government should now seek to negotiate a fairer arrangement to benefit the miners and should not be seen to profiteering and should only take money from the scheme if it falls into deficit and then only at 50%.
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