Meeting at Neath Valley mine held about possible job losses
TALKS have begun between bosses at a Neath Valley mine and unions about potential job losses.
Wayne Thomas, general secretary of the South Wales National Union of Mineworkers, said a meeting has taken place with the management of Unity Mine at Cwmgwrach.
Mr Thomas, said formal consultation meetings will begin tomorrow with union officials on site.
He said the number of jobs that could be cut is unknown.
"It is not yet clear on the exact numbers," he said.
"But they have stressed that their long term plan looks more positive."
Neath AM Gwenda Thomas said even one job loss would be "devastating" for the families involved and the local economy. She said: "I am determined to work with everybody to do everything possible to see if we can at least improve the situation."
AM for South Wales West, Bethan Jenkins, said: "The Unity Mine remains a significant employer in the Neath Valley, and I remained concerned about the outcome of this latest warning from the pit's owners.
"In my role as a scrutiniser and local representative, I have written to the Welsh Government to ask what part it is playing in the process."
The Post contacted Unity Mine but no-one was available for comment.