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February 1, 2023

Hundreds of miners in Oltenia to be laid off

Hundreds of miners in Oltenia will lose their jobs after the administration decided activity in the mines is no longer lucrative, Realitatea.net reports. The miners have less than two years ahead until the deadline announced by the authorities. The Tehomir mine is one of the three underground mines in Gorj whence brown coal is extracted. Built in the ‘70s, it appears unchanged, four decades later. Until four years ago, the miners used to walk four kilometres to the mine. The miners do not complain about the working conditions. They get touchy, however, when people mention the closing of the mines. “We’ve been through bad times and good times, and all of us who came here in 1991 were hoping would work here until retirement,” one of them said.

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