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MSP Dr Elaine Murray met with bosses from ATH Resources PLC today to discuss the loss of 60 jobs from the Glenmucklock open cast mine near Kirkconnel.
The Dumfriesshire MSP said she'd been reassured the company was doing all it could to find new jobs for the workers.
Talks will be held today to try to minimise the impact of job losses in at a mine in South West Scotland.
60 positions are set to go at the open cast coal mine in Kirkconnel. The company says it is the result of the fall in the price of coal.
Local politicians say it's a hammer blow for the area.
It is understood that up to 60 jobs could be lost at an open cast mine in Dumfries and Galloway. The redundancies would be at AHT's site in Glenmucklock, Kirkconnel.
Reacting to the news local MSP Elaine Murray released a statement which said:
Local Councillor, and member of the Glenmucklock Liasion Group, John Syme commented:
In response the company says that while the demand for coal remains strong the international coal prices have fallen significantly over the past nine months. They add the prices will reduce the boards expectations of trading performance.
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Talks get underway to try to minimise the impact of 60 job losses at an open cast mine in South West Scotland.