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MALTBY COLLIERY

The announcement yesterday that the Board of Hargreaves have decided to mothball the colliery is devastating news for the 542 employees and their families. Hargreaves has agreed to pay enhanced redundancy terms which was due to expire at the end of December.

 Efforts will now be focused on mothballing the colliery safely and retaining as many jobs as possible elsewhere in the Hargreaves group including Hatfield Colliery which they manage.

The closure of Maltby Colliery is also a savage blow to what remains of the British Coal Mining industry and the contribution that is made to the security of supply of our Nation’s electricity generation. With up to 50% of our electricity generated from coal we will become reliant on imports and held hostage to escalating international prices, price increases which we will pay through our energy bills.


Kellingley Branch Meeting
NUM Kellingley Branch Meeting 13.04.14 Miner's met on Sunday to hear reports of the current situation at Kellingley Colliery. They heard that the Government was prepared to support UK Coal's “Proposed Management Run Off Plan” at Kellingley by issuing a commercial loan of £10m.The

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Save Thoresby
Sign The Petition - Save Thoresby Colliery Léonie Mathers, Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate for Sherwood, said: “If it’s true the Government has given up and are to allow the closure of Thoresby Colliery, this is devastating news for our area. As long as there are still op

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e-petition Save Kellingley
Save Kellingley Colliery I want the Government to help stop the closure of Kellingley Colliery in West Yorkshire and the loss of over 700 jobs, we have local power stations to burn the coal mined there and stocks of coal for at least twenty five years of mining. http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/pet

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Notts NUM Say Invest Now
NOTTINGHAM NUM CALL FOR IMMEDIATE INVESTMENT Nott's NUM have met with local MP's and have urged them to put pressure on the Government to provide the urgent investment needed to keep Thorseby and Kellingley Collieries open. Alan Spencer, Nottingham Area General Secretary said “The amount

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