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Administrators have confirmed that 180 jobs will be lost at Unity Mine near Neath. 30 staff will remain at the site while further investment is sought. Richard Morgan reports.
"This is a savage blow to the miners, their families and our local community" says Neath MP Peter Hain
"The mineworkers union, myself and the Welsh Government have worked very hard to try and save the jobs but, depressingly, to no avail."
"I have asked the Administrator to keep the 25 apprentices on along with the care and maintenance staff so that these miners of the future can maintain their training course accreditations without which their prospect of becoming fully qualified will be badly damaged."
"The mine contains the highest quality anthracite for which there is a big world demand and, with the right investors, it could still have a bright future offering vital, highly skilled, well paid jobs.
Administrators of Unity Mine, near Neath, have confirmed 80 jobs are to go at the colliery.
A team of 30 staff will remain at the site to carry out care and maintenance while investors are sought.