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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.
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.
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:
Skoda have said 1.2m of its cars are fitted with emissions-cheating software that allowed parent company VW to cheat US emissions tests.
It comes after Audi, another parent company of VW, said 2.1m of its models are fitted with the software
VW has said a total of 11 million cars from the multi-brand group are affected.
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.