THORESBY LATEST: Closure of pit ‘could still only be weeks away’

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A leading union member fears Thoresby pit could close ‘within weeks’ rather than 18 months unless promised Government money is quickly injected into the industry.

Mick Stevens, general secretary for the Union of Democratic Mineworkers (UDM) says the financial package to keep the pit open until the Autumn of 2015 is ‘still not a done deal’.

He said this week that £20 million was to be spent to help wind the colliery down, half from the Government, and the other half from stakeholders.


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