Alan Coombs
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Tata steel job cuts 'worrying' for future of industry

More than a 1,000 job losses have been announced at Tata steel plants, mostly in south Wales.

The company confirmed 750 jobs would go at Port Talbot and another 300 at steel mills in Llanwern in Newport, Trostre near Llanelli and at Corby and Hartlepool plants in England.

Port Talbot Steelworks' owner Tata employs 4,000 people at the site and 6,000 in Wales.

The steelworkers' union Community said losses would be 750 in Port Talbot and another 300 at other Tata sites in the UK, including Llanwern in Newport and Trostre in Llanelli.

Alan Coombs, the union's president and chairman of the multi-union group at Port Talbot, said it was worrying for the future.

  • 18 Jan 2016
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