Alan Coombs, union official at Tata Steel in Port Talbot
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Tata Steel's 400 Port Talbot job cuts opposed by union

Around 400 jobs are to go at the Tata steelmaking plant in Port Talbot, the company has announced.

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.

In 2012, 600 jobs went from Tata sites in Wales. It still has 7,000 staff with just over half working at Port Talbot.

Alan Coombs, from the steel union Community, said they would fight the cuts.

  • 01 Jul 2014
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