Staff at steel plant fearing for jobs

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THERE are fears about job losses at one of the county’s biggest employers.

Staff at Tata Steel in Corby were given a briefing on the performance of the business yesterday morning.

Tata employee Ray Rodden, 59, told the Evening Telegraph that the meeting has left staff fearing that job cuts could be on the way.

Mr Rodden said: “I think it is a worry for the younger staff. In a sense I am one of the lucky ones.”

A Tata Steel spokesman said there were no imminent plans to cut jobs and the meetings was a routine update.

But the spokesman added: “There may well be difficult decisions that need to be taken in the future.”

Nobody from Tata’s union Community was available for comment.