Conor McGinn has welcomed news that talks will be held to get a better pension deal for former miners.
The trustees of the Mineworkers’ Pension Scheme (MPS) have written to Labour MPs from coalfield communities agreeing to their demand for a meeting.
The MPs called for the meeting to review an arrangement that has deprived ex-miners of billions of pounds in pension payments.\n
Commenting, Mr McGinn said:
“I’m pleased the trustees of the Mineworkers’ Pension Scheme have agreed to our request for a meeting.
“Thousands of former miners who worked in local pits like Parkside and across the region worked hard for decades to build up a pension for when they retired.
“This country owes a debt of gratitude to our former miners. We owe it to them and their families to secure a far better, fairer deal for them and I will continue to fight on their behalf.
“Victory to the Miners.”