The families affected by Spring Creek
Thu, 20 Sep 2012 7:00p.m.
Solid Energy is preparing to meet with its board tomorrow to decide the fate of the Spring Creek Mine and the team of around 230 people who work there.
The signs coming from management haven't been good this week, and there's even been talk of a government bailout to stop the mine from closing.
That's because if it does close the loss of jobs will be devastating for the Greymouth economy, a town still reeling from the Pike River mining disaster.
More immediately though, there are the many families worried about how they'll feed their children if the pay checks dry up.
Dan Parker met with some of those who will be affected.
Watch the video to see his report.
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25/09/2012 9:40:46 p.m.
My aroha goes out to all those hard working men and women throughout New Zealand who have lost their jobs in the past few years and months.
Once again it the hard working people that has to suffer and what the Government answer.....there's employment in Christchurch.. come on National where are your promises you made! Where are the jobs you promised (and don't use the economic ressession card we've heard it all before)
23/09/2012 2:56:58 p.m.
Linda Hawker wrote:
Thanks TV3 for your wonderful coverage of these schools. My Husband and I have been involved with Phillipstown School for over 20yrs as our kids went to that school as well and they are now successful people out in the community because of this school. Also I have a history with Yaldhurst School as well as it was my Great Grandfather who pretty much started this school in 1874 as he was the chairman of the first committee. His name was Mr John Taylor and if you go on the Yaldhurst School website you will find the article about it. I will be fighting for both of these schools to stay open.
21/09/2012 7:09:52 a.m.
While I feel for the Spring Creek families and would love to see the keep their jobs, I still wait here in Huntly to find out the fate of my husband and 63 of his workmates. Since the cuts were announced we have herd nothing - a union meeting took place 3 days after the announcements then nothing. All this time the guys are still working underground not knowing when they will get the axe.
Don Elder cancelled a meeting this week with our guys and there is still no news. Huntly needs the Mine, without it there will be no spending to keep our small town alive - Jobs in Australia are few and far between and most are unsuitable for a family, so what are we to do ???
20/09/2012 9:32:30 p.m.
Has anyone noticed it's all the Government owned Companies that are sacking Hundreds of workers. To me this means one thing, they have incompetent Management in place. You can bet your bottom dollar these same clowns in Management will not lose any of their perks. Time for a major cleanout of the Jobs for the Boys Club.
20/09/2012 9:12:07 p.m.
tell the truth wrote:
This is a bit rude. What are they doing bringing in new workers when they know the place is going to close? I dont believe for a minute that management didnt know. This is like a finance company taking peoples money when they know recievership is inevatable.
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