The Durham Miners’ Association has opposed opencast mining for many decades and support the locally lead campaign to protect Pont Valley in Co. Durham.
It damaged deep mining in the past and now threatens to ruin our environment for no perceivable benefit.
Our communities have suffered enough with the decline of the coal industry and they do not need to have more injury added to insult.
There are deep mining projects reopening in various parts of England. So, there is little need to rip up the countryside to get coal.
We have been informed that an error has occurred that has resulted in a number of MPS members mistakenly being issued with new tax codes.
We are told that this is being rectified as a matter of the highest priority by Capita and HMRC. Affected members will be contacted shortly to advise them that neither their original tax codes nor their pension payments should be affected, and that their tax liabilities are completely unchanged. In the meantime Capita are dealing with any member enquiries.
Capita can be contacted on:
0333 222 0077
Durham Miners and the city's University will work together to educate students in understanding the heritage and culture of the county in which they study.Read more
Durham University and the Durham Miners' Association (DMA) will meet tomorrow morning (November 28) to discuss positive ways forward from the offence caused by inappropriate and offensive student behaviour.Read more
The Durham Miners’ Association (DMA) marked the 148th anniversary of the union’s founding by returning to where it all began.
On November 20 1869, delegates from collieries on the Durham Coalfield met at the Market Tavern in Durham City, and established the DMA.Read more
Durham Miners are launching their bid to save the historic Pitman's Parliament.
Redhills, the 102-year-old miners' hall in Durham City, is in need of a massive restoration programme.
Its magnificent council chamber (or Pitman's Parliament) is in poor repair and needs urgent conservation work.
The Durham Miners' Association (DMA) is asking the people of the county to sponsor a seat to support its preservation.Read more
The People's Takeaway is a radical new volunteer-led project to support families in crisis within East Durham by providing hot meals delivered to people's doors just like a normal takeaway.
The former mining community of East Durham is one of the UK’s most disadvantaged communities.
East Durham Trust has delivered over 2,000 food parcels in the last 12 months. The Trust has also fed over 2,000 children as part of their Holiday Hunger provisionRead more
Durham Miners have paid tribute to Rodney Bickerstaffe, a giant of the Labour movement, who has died aged 72.
An inspirational trade unionist, Rodney worked tirelessly throughout his life to improve the conditions of working people. The former Unison General Secretary was a great friend to the miners, providing moral and financial support during the 1984-85 strike.Read more