Coalmining Representation in the Heritage Sector of the East Midlands

Coalmining Representation in the Heritage Sector of the East Midlands

Union of Democratic Mineworkers – 25th anniversary

Uuion of Democratic Mineworkers – Silver Jubilee

The 6th December 2010 saw the anniversary of the formation of the Union of Democratic Mineworkers (UDM).  The Nottinghamshire based mining trade-union was formed in the aftermath of the 1984-85 miners strike and consisted of miners who defied the strike.  The federal based UDM consisted of the former Nottinghamshire Area (NUM), the former South Derbyshire Area (NUM) and the Colliery Trade and Allied Workers Union (CTAWA) based in the North-East coalfield around Durham and Northumberland.

The Certification Officer registered the UDM as an official trade union on 6th December 2010 following a vote to amalgamate by the three areas in October 1985.

 
 

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The MuBu Coalmining Project took place from April 2010 to the end of March 2012.  The remit was two-fold - firstly to see how the once vast coalmining industry in the East Midlands was represented in the Heritage sector and secondly to bring aspects of social media to that representation. The Coal mining project was funded by Renaissance East Midlands (REM) and the Centre for Advanced Studies (CAS) at the University of Nottingham. The Bursary holder was Dr. David Amos who completed a PhD on the 1984-85 Miners Strike in the Nottinghamshire Coalfield. David is an ex miner, having worked in the deep mining coal industry at Annesley Colliery for 24 years.

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