Further fears for future of troubled Kellingley Colliery

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An employee buyout deal to secure a long-term future for Kellingley Colliery has been thrown into doubt after unions met UK Coal directors.

Earlier this month, workers at the pit gave their backing to the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) deal, which would see them invest £2,000 each into a scheme to keep the pit open until 2020.

But after meeting UK Coal’s chief operating officer Derek Parkin, the NUM say the deal would not raise enough to secure a future for the site.


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