Steel manufacturer Tata set to announce 1,000 UK job losses

18 January 2016

The UK government is set to come under fresh pressure to help the steel industry as workers are braced for more job losses.

Tata is expected to announce 1,000 job cuts at plants including Port Talbot and Llanwern in south Wales.

The news is likely today dealing a fresh blow to the industry.

Thousands of job losses were announced last year, with companies blaming high energy costs and cheap Chinese imports.
Tata and the steel unions made no comment.

But sources said an announcement was imminent, with the majority of job cuts expected to be at Port Talbot, which employs more than 4,000 workers.