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Redcar workers 'innocent victims' of steelworks closure

The Government has pledged £80 million to help Redcar and the steel workers who lost their jobs when the SSI plant closed.

The news came after thai firm which owned the steel work plant on Teesside, announced on Friday it was going into liquidation.

Business Secretary Sajid Javid said the money would help the employees who were the "innocent victims" in the company's collapse.

ITN News Scotland correspondent Debi Edward reports:


Redcar steelworks in Teesside to go into liquidation

The plant is set to close after more than 100 years of steel making. Credit: PA

Thai firm SSI, owners of the Redcar steelworks, is to go into liquidatio.

Sources told the Press Association that the board had applied to wind up the Teesside business, with a formal announcement being made later today.

The move followed a Government has announcement of an £80 million package to support workers who have lost their jobs at the huge steel plant.

A steel summit will be held on October 16, involving steel companies, MPs, unions and governments to discuss the future of the industry

Government pledges £80m to support SSI steel workers

The Government has announced an £80 million package to support workers who have lost their jobs at a huge steel plant in Teesside.

Around 1,700 jobs are being axed at the Redcar site after Thai owner SSI announced it was mothballing iron and steelmaking.

The money includes funding for workers to train at local further education colleges and to help them start up their own business.

Chancellor George Osborne said the support package would help make sure Teesside is "growing and strong in the future".

Steelworkers set to learn 1,700 job redundancy details

Steelworkers at a plant due for closure with the loss of 1,700 jobs will be handed details of redundancy at a meeting later.

Iron and steelmaking at the giant Redcar plant on Teesside is being shut down after Thai owner SSI said it had no other choice because of plummeting steel prices.

Steelworkers set to learn 1,700 job redundancy details. Credit: PA

Steel from Redcar helped build the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Wembley Stadium and Canary Wharf in London, Roy Ruckhuss, leader of the Community union said, adding: "Warm words and platitudes from the Government are not enough - we need action now."

A task force to help those facing redundancy has been set up by the Government.


Lights at steel plant will go out unless buyer is found

The lights could go out for good at the 98-year-old Redcar steel plant if a buyer is not found in the next week.

After that unless someone takes it over or the government step in, it will be no more, resulting in the loss of thousands of jobs in the region.

ITV News North of England Correspondent Damon Green reports:

Redcar MP shows support for steel workers on T-shirt

Credit: PA

The MP for Redcar has shown her support for 1,700 steel workers set to lose their jobs in the region as she spoke at the Labour party conference.

Anna Turley wore a T-shirt emblazoned with the words "Save Our Steel".

She described the job losses as "devastating for the community" and vowed to "do everything she can" to drum up support from the unions and government to help those affected.

'There are no other jobs' for Redcar's 1,700 steel workers

"There are no other jobs" in the North East for 1,700 steel workers made redundant at Redcar on Teeside, a relative of two of the plant's workers has told ITV News.

Linda Robinson, whose brother and son-in-law work at Redcar, told North of England Correspondent Damon Green the Government "owes the people of Teeside and the steel workers" and "must step in until a buyer is found".

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