Coal mining

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Teck to cut 600 jobs as profit drops, defers Quintette coal mine restart – The Globe and Mail

Hit by low commodity prices Teck Resources Ltd. is cutting 600 jobs and deferring the reopening of its  in British Columbia until market conditions become more favourable. Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at  Teck to cut 600 jobs as profit drops, defers Quintette coal mine restart – The Globe and Mail. Related … Continue reading

Australia / Coal miners jobs cut by Peabody and Glencore Xstrata

Peabody Energy Corp and Glencore Xstrata will cut around 500 mining jobs in Australia, a company official and trade publication says, as a global glut in coal supply pushes down prices Continue reading

China in Picture / Working in a mine

Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor China’s Coal Mines [Photos] – Business Insider.

Scotland / Government sets up mining jobs taskforce

A Scottish government taskforce has been set up to try to retain jobs at a collapsed coal-mining firm. Scottish Coal, which operated six open cast mines across Scotland, announced nearly 600 redundancies when it went into liquidation last week. Energy minister Fergus Ewing said the Scottish Open Cast Mining Taskforce would do everything it could … Continue reading

Kentuky and Virginia / More than 800 coal jobs

After many rounds of layoffs, hundreds of coal mining jobs are coming back to the region. Officials with Professional Contracting say they are currently looking to fill more than 800 jobs. Ever since Alpha Natural Resources idled four mines and laid off hundreds of workers in January, Its been the word about town. “There was … Continue reading

Alpha Natural Resources / 1 200 layoffs as 8 mines to closed

Alpha Natural Resources announced plans this week to cut more than 1,200 jobs and idle eight coal mines as part of a company-wide move that will cut coal production by 16 million tons. The company made the announcement Friday that will cut a total or 10 percent of its workforce. There will also be an … Continue reading

HD Mining / Jobs advertised in China at lower pay

A mining company that has hired hundreds of temporary workers from China for its northern B.C. coal mine advertised those jobs in Canada for $10 to $17 less than what is paid for similar work at a nearby mine, a lawyer representing two unions told a federal court judge on Friday. HD Mining also advertised … Continue reading

UK – Maltby Colliery – 500 jobs at risk

Maltby Colliery – one of the south Yorkshire pits that saw picketing violence during the 1980s miners’ strike and one of the UK’s last remaining deep coal mines – is to be mothballed by its owner, industrial materials group Hargreaves Services. The move, which puts 500 jobs at the 100-year-old pit at risk, comes after … Continue reading

Canada – Temporary Foreign Worker Program – Recruiters in China are charging $12,500

News that a company backed by Chinese state-owned steelmakers plans to bring more than 200 Chinese miners to work temporarily in its coal mines in northern B.C. has put a much-needed spotlight on Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program, as has news that recruiters in China are charging $12,500 a head for access to these mining … Continue reading

Canada – Trade Union slams ‘mass importation’ of Chinese workers for B.C. coal mine

A major B.C. labour organization denounced on Monday the “mass importation” of Chinese workers to mine coal in the northeast part of the province, saying it is “preposterous” to suggest British Columbians don’t have the skills to fill close to 2,000 full-time jobs destined for foreign workers. “We want to register our grave concerns about … Continue reading

Autralia – Another Qld coal miner to cut 400 jobs

A central Queensland coal mining company has announced it will cut more than 40 per cent of its workforce to try and cope with declining market conditions. Ensham Resources says the workforce at its open cut operations near Emerald, west of Rockhampton, will be cut from 900 to 500. It says the vast majority of … Continue reading

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