Solidarnosc Miners’ Statement in Solidarity With the NUM – 1984

On 17 June the Underground Provisional Co-ordinating Committee of Solidarity miners issued an unequivocal statement in solidarity with the British miners in their great struggle for jobs. The Co-ordinating Committee statement was read out at 10 a.m. on Sunday 17 June by the Solidarity underground radio station in Upper Silesia, Poland's main coal-mining region. The … Continue reading Solidarnosc Miners’ Statement in Solidarity With the NUM – 1984

How Stalinism Helped Defeat the Great Miners Strike in 1984-85

This years marks the 30th Anniversary of the end of the Great Miners Strike of 1984-45 in Britain. The issue of the Stalinist regimes in  Eastern Europe and became a key question in the strike. The  regime of General Jaruzelski had driven the ten million strong independent trade union Solidarity underground in 1981.  The Stalinist regime … Continue reading How Stalinism Helped Defeat the Great Miners Strike in 1984-85

NUM Calls for a united Ukraine and supports Ukrainian trade unions

The National Union of Mineworkers supports Ukrainian unity and the Ukrainian trade unions The National Union of Minworkers has contributed to ongoing discussions in the trade union movement on Ukraine with a robust decleration of support for the Ukrainian trade union movement and for a united Ukraine.  The statement of solidarity has been warmly received … Continue reading NUM Calls for a united Ukraine and supports Ukrainian trade unions

DURHAM GALA: INTERVIEW WITH THE DONBAS MINERS

August 12, 2014 At the invitation of the National Union of Mineworkers a delegation from the Trade Union of Coal Industry of Ukraine (PRUP) from the Western Donbas visited the UK. They took part in the Durham Miners Gala and the chairman of the Dnepropetrovsk territorial organization of PRUPU Sergey Yunak addressed the Gala. PRUP is … Continue reading DURHAM GALA: INTERVIEW WITH THE DONBAS MINERS