Win Viriyaprapaikit, the president and chief executive of SSI, has told the Bangkok Post "it would be possible to resume operation of SSI UK", in order to generate revenue for the loss-making subsidiary.
SSI UK employed over 2,000 workers at its Redcar site, before closing operations at the beginning of October 2015.
Community Union, which represents Redcar steel workers, has said that Mr Win should come to the UK to explain his intentions for the North-East:
SSI was quick enough to turn their back and leave behind a devastated community. The least Mr Win could do is come to the UK and explain what his intentions are. That site cannot be allowed to rot for years, it must be returned to useful economic activity which brings the decent jobs back that this struggling community so desperately needs.
As the union for SSI workers Community has made it clear that we will continue to support and campaign for our members who have been affected until they return to employment and the community recovers. We know this won’t happen overnight but what don’t need is a company that abandoned us blocking Teesside’s chances to recover.
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