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Change not new for Port Talbot steelworkers

More than 1,000 jobs are to go at Tata steel plants, mostly in south Wales.

Tata said 750 jobs would go at Port Talbot, while Llanwern in Newport and Trostre at Llanelli will share 100 job losses with two plants in England and 200 jobs will go in support functions.

It said "tough actions are critical in the face of extremely difficult market conditions".

First Minister Carwyn Jones described the job cuts as a "devastating blow" to the community and the wider economy.

BBC Wales economics correspondent Sarah Dickins traces the changes in the industry - and catches up with a Port Talbot steelworker, Tommy Fellows, who she first met in 1999.

  • 18 Jan 2016
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