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Michael calls for fair deal for miners

As reported by the Daily Mirror and theYorkshire Post, Michael is among 39 Labour MPs calling on the Government to work urgently with UK Coal to give a fair deal to Kellingley miners.

Kellingley Colliery is set to close this month, leaving 450 miners without work just before Christmas.

In a letter to the Secretaries of State at the Department for Energy and Climate Change and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, the MPs called for enhanced redundancy pay, full severance pay, an extension of concessionary fuel and a commitment to more training.

You can see the letter in full here.

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