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MALTBY COLLIERY

Hargreaves Chief Executive Gordon Banham yesterday announced the intention to mothball Maltby Colliery.  The reasons given for the decision were an unacceptably high risk to the  health and safety of the workforce in bringing back T125`s face as well as poor geology and financial costs.  The mining Unions and workforce have been offered the chance to formulate a rescue plan with the company in an attempt to allow continuation of the colliery.  This plan has to be finalised before the 30 November 2012.


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Kellingley and Thoresby could remain open into 2018

In a report prepared for the NUM and TUC "Merits of UK Coal State Aid Application" it is argued that rather than close Kellingley and Thorseby in 2015 they could remain open until 2018. But the Government need to act now! Other EU member states have and still are benefiting from the fund whilst making a case for extended funding.

"It can be seen that our European competitors are taking a strategic decision to support their coal industry during managed wind down of uncompetitive coal mines, and are providing substantial sums under European State Aid regulations. As an example, Germany’s closure plans are designed to address the social impact of job losses, and specifically to allow sufficient time to enable direct and indirect supply chains to adjust. To date the UK has made little use of state-aid provisions for the sector, either under the previous regulations or current Closure Aid."

The full report can be read here http://www.num.org.uk/uploads/26/1184.pdf

Hatfield Colliery
The devastating decision announced yesterday that Hatfield Colliery is to cease production with immediate effect is a direct result of the Government’s actions to double the Carbon Floor Price (Carbon Tax) from 1 April 2015. This calculated decision resulted in the Coal Generators stockpiling

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Jobs to go at Aberpergwm
Walter Energy who own the Neath Valley colliery in South Wales have given notice that the majority of workers at the mine will be made redundant and the pit put on care and maintenance. The NUM in South Wales are in talks with the company and the company say they will be exploring ways of avoiding r

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Unaffordable Nuclear Waste
Hinkley C is fast becoming a major financial disaster that does not seem to bother the Government or its Major Projects Authority (MPA) that works with HM Treasury and other government departments to provide independent assurance on major projects. With reports that predicted costs have soared from

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Truth & Justice - Who Cares?
Truth and Justice - Who Cares? The announcement by the IPCC today that they are not intending to pursue an enquiry into what happened at Orgreave comes as no surprise to the NUM.  At the time that South Yorkshire Police self-referred to the IPCC it was the NUM’s belief that this was noth

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