"Unfortunately for a number of years they have not done the development work at Daw Mill the way they have should and therefore it has left them in the position where they are carrying a large workforce that's very expensive to pay and ...
...they don't necessarily have to coal coming out of the ground to pay for that workforce, and therefore UK Coal are trying to show to their banks that they can do the right thing and they can pay their way as a company.
But it leaves Daw Mill in limbo at the moment and I think that it's important now that everyone works together whether it be the company the workforce the unions the local members of parliament and hopefully ministers to try and secure the future at Daw Mill."
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