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Posted by Hughesie from Aberdare on the 8th January 2017
Coal Mining a worthwhile occupation
My brother is interested in becoming a miner. The link you've posted doesn't provide any information about training opportunities. Have you heard of any coal mining training in the area? Unfortunately we couldn't find too much information.
If I was him I'd forget about becoming a miner especially in Wales should he be able to find a colliery still operating.
You can spend your life down there, end up crippled by accident or lung disease and you'll get no thanks for it at the end.
Take it from me as I worked there as did my father who spent 40 years down the pit and ended with a terrible death with silicosis and thay didn't want to know him when it came to compensation.
If they are advertising for miners again telling to o down themselves.
We are still Campaigning for a Fairer Pension for retired miners and the widows of miners.
Look here: minerspension.com
Coal mining is on its way out, slowly but surely. There are bigger industries to get involved with, such as hydro electric, wind turbine maintenance, solar farm maintenance.
Coal mining over the long term, due to dust and other pollution causes many health issues later in life particularly with breathing. Not to mention the environmental impacts. There are other jobs around and you should exploit them first. Remember that the government no longer focuses on coal as it once used to. Move to the future. The future is bright, the future is...radioactive.
Discover the future of energy, no more windmills, no more solar farms. A new invention is just a few months away just waiting for mankind/womankind to exploit.
have a look at this mind boggling site: http://www.journal-of-nuclear-physics.com/
First they came for the communists, I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a communist. Then they came for the unions but I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a union man.Then they came and closed the mines, I didn’t speak out because they lied.Then they came for our pensions, I spoke out but few listened.Then they came and took all the billions, but there was no one left to speak out.
Mountain Ash and Pontypridd
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