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Steelworkers to march as Tata negotiations continue

Tata Steel's board is meeting on Wednesday to discuss prospects of a sale Credit: Reuters

Hundreds of steelworkers will march on Wednesday to highlight the crisis in their industry.

The move comes as a shortlist of bidders is drawn up for the UK assets of Tata Steel.

Tata's board will meet in Mumbai to discuss the prospect of sale, which would save thousands of jobs.

Business Secretary Sajid Javid and Welsh First Minsiter Carwyn Jones have also travelled to the India city for talks.

As negotiations continue, workers from steel plants across the UK will march through central London to keep up the pressure on the company and the government.

Business Secretary Sajid Javid is also in Mumbai for talks Credit: PA

TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady will criticise Chinese steel dumping at today's event.

Chinese steel dumping is wrecking the British steel industry.

Thousands of jobs and whole communities are under threat, but the Government still supports giving China special market access.

The United States has sensibly levied serious tariffs to stop Chinese steel dumping. We should do the same.

Market economy access for China is the last thing British steelworkers need. The Government must reverse course.

– Frances O'Grady, TUC general secretary