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Trouble at Unity Mine
Posted: 17/08/2013 10:14:08
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On the Welsh news yesterday it was mentioned that 100 jobs could be lost at Unity mine - Cwmgwrach. Just over 200 work there. It was stated that the problem was due to the slowness of obtaining planning permission:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-23735124
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Trouble at Unity Mine
Posted: 20/08/2013 09:11:02
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More on this today:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-23764631

BBC News wrote:

Workers at Wales' largest drift mine will find out later how many jobs will be lost in cutbacks.

Management at the Unity mine near Neath met officials from the National Union of Mineworkers on Monday to discuss fears that half of the 200 workforce could be cut.
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Trouble at Unity Mine
Posted: 22/08/2013 00:45:06
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The Unity Mine has the full support of the MP for Neath, Peter Hain. This champion of coal also supports the Severn Barrage beacuse 'it will help stop our reliance on fossil fuels'. Obviously he means fossil fuels from outside his constituency, the fossil fuels his would-be voters mine are just hunky dory.

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Posted: 22/08/2013 01:33:34
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With the likes of him,they would have a better chance with Stewy` Sewerage surfers, IP: 217.43.127.40
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Trouble at Unity Mine
Posted: 10/10/2013 17:37:59
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BBC News wrote:

The owners of Wales' largest mine are filing for administration, it has been confirmed.

The future of the Unity Mine, a drift mine near Neath, has been uncertain in recent months after management said they only had work for 66 of 220 staff.

Richard Nugent, director with Unity Mine Limited, said the company had been "forced into the process of filing for administration".

He added the workforce would be maintained until further notice.


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Posted: 10/10/2013 19:58:49
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So I went onto the BBC website today, and was struck by the proximity of the Unity Mine story, and this one:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-24480457
which basically is the prevarication of public bodies preventing the expansion of East Pit.
Presumably East Pit will go the same way, not through lack of resource, but because of the bureaucratic burden of operating in the UK.

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