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29Oct92 UK: OPENCAST JOB CUTS START - PLANT SUPPLY COMPANIES AFFECTED.

Job losses have already begun in the opencast mining industry and companies which supply plant to deep pits are facing closure.Now transport union TGWU construction secretary George Henderson is seeking urgent talks with trade and industry secretary Michael Heseltine to discuss the cuts.Civil engineering contractors and plant hirers involved in deep mining operations are also laying off workers, and Mr Henderson fears the redundancies could run into thousands.He is also up in arms that ...

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