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Three more pits to close

Title
Three more pits to close
Genre
News report; Interview
TX Date
4 Feb 1994
Year of production
1994
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Duration
00:01:29
Description
Mychaela(?) Stevenson(?) reports on the news that three more coal pits are to be closed. National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) branch treasurer Jim Sawyer says the average age of workers at Ellington in Northumberland is 35. British Coal spokesman Stuart Oliver says there was no way to make the pit profitable. Liberal Democrat MP for Berwick, Alan Beith says the miners have been betrayed.
Contributors
Alan Beith; Stuart Oliver; Mychaela(?) Stevenson(?); Jim Sawyer
Keywords
Trade unions; Unemployment; NUM; Coal industry; Coal miners; Coal mines; Northumberland; Nottinghamshire; British Coal; Redundancies; Ellington; Manton; Ollerton

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