Ex-NUM chairman elected to board of pension scheme
9:00am Monday 1st October 2012 in News
FORMER Betws NUM Lodge and SouthWales area chairman, county councillor Anthony Jones, has been elected to the Mineworkers’ Pension Scheme Trustee Board.
He fought off competition fromthree other candidates from England to become the first pensioner representative from South Wales for the Central and Southern England and South Wales Constituency.
Delighted with the result, Cllr Jones from Maesllwyn, Bonllwyn, said he was both honoured and proud to have received the continued loyalty and faith of the South Wales NUM and those scheme members.
“I vow to represent members to the best ofmyability for the faith they have shown in me,” he said.
“I believe there is still much work to do to ensure that monies of the MPS are used to return better pensions and benefits to all MPS members.”
Cllr Jones started in the mining industry in 1980 working at the coalface and headings.
He has held various posts in the industry and serves as a trustee on the Ammanford Miners’ Welfare Association and Betws Anthracite Staff Pension Scheme, as well as representing the convalescent home for the South Wales Mining Industry from 1990-2003.