Pit pension payments.North East pitmen sacked during the bitter miners' strike could claim pension payments.
Government chiefs have agreed to make pension payments to a number of former workers who lost their jobs during their one-year dispute.
The news comes after a near 20-year fight for full pension payments for those men who were sacked for strike-related offences.
Officials from the National Union of Mineworkers said some of its members could receive up to pounds 20,000 to compensate them for years of service they lost after they were dismissed during the 1984/1985 strike.
The Department of Trade and Industry The Department of Trade and Industry was a United Kingdom government department which was disbanded with the announcement of the creation of the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform on 28 June 2007. said it had agreed to 137 claims, while a further 21 have been disallowed because of the nature of the offences involved.
NUM NUM (in Britain & S Africa) National Union of Mineworkers
NUM n abbr (BRIT) (= National Union of Mineworkers) → sindicato de mineros
NUM n abbr (Brit) (= chairman Ian Lavery, based in Northumberland Northumberland (nôrthŭm`bərlənd), county (1991 pop. 300,600), 2,019 sq mi (5,229 sq km), NE England. Northernmost of the English counties, it is separated from Scotland by the Cheviot Hills and the Tweed River, and borders on the , said: "It is a step in the right direction but we will continue campaigning for all the men, up to 1,200, to be compensated in full."