The National Union of Mineworkers say they're still hopeful that the troubled Unity Mine near Neath can be saved, after it was announced that the plant had been placed into administration.
Bosses at the drift mine - which employs 220 people - were meeting with apprentices today, with administrators due to meet the rest of the workforce on Monday.
Richard Morgan reports.
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