To: The U.K Government

Mineworker Pension Fight

We the undersigned call upon the UK Government to review the 'Mineworkers Pension' to reduce from the 50/50 sharing of the surpluses that the Government are taking from the system. It has been a number of years since the mineworkers and widows have had an increase in their pension (other than the cost of living increase). The Mineworkers were the backbone of this country for a number of decades and deserve a fair increase of THEIR pension!!!

Why is this important?

We are fighting for the monies that both Labour and Tory Government have taken from the Miners since 1994/5. This money has been taken at a rate of 1m per-day,which equates to £8bn in total. We are looking to start a on-line Petition to call upon the U.K Government to review the Mineworkers Pension from the 50/50 sharing of the surpluses, to a realstic percentage. We are looking to the people of the UK to support the miners in this fight as the mine workers have been the back bone of this country of a number of years.

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Reasons for signing

  • I object to the government helping itself to my pension scheme to prop up other schemes such as the BHS scheme which Philip Green helped himself to whilst the government looked on and didn't apply regulation to.
  • I worked in the mining industry along with my father and brother
  • Speaking for my father, I believe all miners and their wives deserve what they're are entitled to. I'm always asked to support war vets but I say these people who fought rightly deserve recognition but just as importantly so do the miners. They helped support past wars too, providing coal to fuel the armoury and furnaces to make the fighting machines etc.

Updates

2017-05-22 18:38:05 +0100

20,000 signatures reached

2016-12-01 07:44:39 +0000

10,000 signatures reached

2016-09-09 14:05:45 +0100

5,000 signatures reached

2016-08-09 21:59:48 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2016-08-06 16:50:26 +0100

500 signatures reached

2016-08-04 14:09:00 +0100

100 signatures reached

2016-08-04 11:27:03 +0100

50 signatures reached

2016-08-04 10:00:29 +0100

25 signatures reached

2016-08-04 09:05:21 +0100

10 signatures reached

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