Tata plant in Port Talbot
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Tata Steel: Union urges UK ministers to save jobs

Union leaders have called on the UK government to do more to save 400 jobs which are being cut at the Tata steelmaking plant in Port Talbot.

Chief executive Karl Koehler said the changes were vital if the company was to remain competitive.

He pointed to the UK's high business rates and "uncompetitive" energy costs as factors in the decision.

Sue Lewis, regional organiser for the Community trade union, told BBC Radio Wales that Welsh Secretary David Jones should do more to garner more support from the UK government to save the threatened jobs.

  • 02 Jul 2014
  • From the section Wales
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