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Final closure on trawlermen’s compensation

3. August 2012

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After years of arguing that trawlermen be fairly compensated after they lost their jobs as a result of the Cod Wars, some closure has finally been achieved. The first success was achieved in 2000-2003 when it was accepted that trawlermen would receive £1,000 per year of service (provided they lost their job after 1st January [...]

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Injustice of the brave trawlermen whose pensions were lost at sea

17. March 2011

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Injustice of the brave trawlermen whose pensions were lost at sea

Please click on adobe creative suite cs6 mater suite mac oem this link to read Alan Johnson’s article published in the Yorkshire Post on Thursday 3 March 2011.  

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Update on Trawlermens Pensions – 17 March 2011

17. March 2011

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Update on Trawlermens Pensions – 17 March 2011

 Since the adjournment debate on 2 March, Alan has been contacted by ex-trawlermen and their relatives to see if they are one of the missing fishermen that Aviva are attempting to trace.   If you want to contact Alan about this – please write to him or email him giving the name, address, date of [...]

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Update on Trawlermens Compensation – 17 March 2011

17. March 2011

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Alan has worked with the other port MPs, Austin Mitchell and Frank Doran, since he became an MP to win compensation for trawlermen who lost their jobs as a result of the Cod Wars. He worked with the British Fishermen Association to argue that trawlermen were entitled to £1000 per year of service (provided they [...]

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Trawlermen's Compensation Scheme – reopened

14. August 2009

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The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills have re-opened the Trawlermens Compensation Scheme. The scheme is now open for applications until 30 April 2010. Please contact my consituency office on johnsona@parliament.uk with your address if you would like to be sent an application form. Or alternatively, call the Trawlermen Helpline on 0845 604 3477 where [...]

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Pensions for Hull Fishermen

17. November 2008

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Many of you will know how seriously I take the unfair treatment of Hull’s trawlermen. From my very first speech in the House of Commons as an MP, I have been working hard to ensure that the trawlermen get a fair deal. I fought hard to win the men compensation for having their livelihoods taken [...]

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Hull Trawlermen’s missing pensions

1. January 2007

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I began investigating this matter when some of the ex-trawlermen’s representatives in hull suggested to me that there might be around 100 people who had yet to receive payment from what was a compulsory contribution to the Humber Fishermen’s pension scheme, which commenced in april 1961 and was wound up with the collapse of the [...]

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