Corby plant ‘not affected’ by Tata Steel job losses announcement

Corby isn't affected by the expected job cuts announcement from Tata Steel, a union has said
Corby isn't affected by the expected job cuts announcement from Tata Steel, a union has said

Corby isn’t affected by the expected job cuts announcement from Tata Steel, a union has said.

Tata Steel is expected to announce 1,200 UK job cuts across the UK next week, and is expected to significantly reduce the workforce at its Scunthorpe steel plant, which employs 3,000 people and is one of the UK’s biggest.

It is thought that Tata may also axe jobs in Scotland.

But a spokesman for the Community union said the Corby plant is not affected.

Tata declined to comment on reports, which the BBC says have been confirmed by industry sources.

The news has broken on the day a ‘steel summit’ was held in Rotherham which was attended by Corby and East Northants MP Tom Pursglove.

Mr Pursglove is the vice-chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Steel and Metal Related Industries and has been pressing the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills, Sajid Javid, for the meeting.

It was called following the announcement by SSI to close its blast furnace and coke ovens in Redcar, was chaired by Mr Javid and involved unions, business leaders and ministers.

Unions want the government to take “urgent short-term action” to support the industry.