Monday 8 October 2018 / 1:57 PM Business / Rebecca Long Bailey

Rebecca Long Bailey responds to reports that coal bosses delayed compensation to miners

Rebecca Long Bailey MP, Labour’s Shadow Business Secretary, responding to reports that coal bosses delayed compensation to miners, said:

“It is utterly shameful that coal bosses delayed and increased the legal cost of awards for lung diseases owed to miners.

“By intentionally dragging their feet, the employers ensured that many miners died from horrific work-related diseases before receiving the compensation to which they were entitled.

“The Government must urgently investigate this complete betrayal of the mining community.”