' treachery, it was downhill all the way, through a cruel winter to a desperate spring.
The union Nacods
led a compensation case in the late 1990s against the UK Government on behalf of miners suffering from chest disease and vibration white finger.
says its members fear victimisation if they refuse.
(Alternative arrangements were subsequently approved for the print union GPMU, the pit deputies' union NACODS
, the fire brigades' union FBU and the bakers' union BFAU.) As had been widely predicted, in determining the timetable the NEC opted for a short contest to minimise disruption and uncertainty.
The 197 independent unions included ten NUM and National Association of Colliery Overman Deputies and Shotfirers (NACODS
) organizations at area level, both of which are federal unions, although there were also another 14 local NUM and three NACODS
bodies which did not have certificates of independence.
It is easy, and delightful, to forget the meaning of ECOFIN, NEDC, and NACODS
. The index is very well done and provides great help to fading memories by listing the dates during which each person held office.
deputies union, NACODS
. 5 Mr Baker confirms decision to scrap Inner London
April 11Pit deputies vote by 7,638 to 6,661 in favour of strike, but Nacods
(National Association of Colliery Overmen, Deputies and Shotfirers) rules require twothirds majority.
ballot to strike over instructions to cross picket lines.
UDM and NACODS
offi-cials from the North Warwickshire colliery, which was forced to close following a huge underground blaze in February, revealed the financial turmoil.
Bleddyn Hancock, from Nacods
, said: "Most of these men are very elderly and spent a lifetime working in the pits.
I belonged to the National Association of Colliery Overmen, Deputies and Shotfirers -or NACODS
for short -and we didn't support the action of the NUM.