Tata Steel has clarified the job situation in the North East, now saying that 20 posts are to go.
It comes as the company announces 1,200 job losses – around 900 in Scunthorpe and 270 in Scotland.
Tata Steel owns the Teesside Beam Mill at Lackenby, a special profiles site at Skinningrove and the Hartlepool Pipe Mill.
A spokesman said: "It is not clear how many people will lose their jobs here, since some staff whose posts are lost could find new positions within the company".
Twenty-five jobs are to go at the TATA Steel plant at Skinningrove on Teesside.
The company say the decision has been made due to a drop in customer demand, but it is hoped there will be no compulsory redundancies or loss of shifts.
The site employs more than 350 people, with over 1000 employed at further sites in Redcar, Lackenby and Hartlepool.
A consultation is now underway.
Tata Steel UK says it's approached the conciliation service ACAS to try to resolve a pension dispute wth its workforce.
The company has sites across the North East, at Hartlepool, Skinningrove, Lackenby, Darlington, York and Blaydon.
A one day strike is planned for later this month. Tata says it's facing a projected shortfall of more than £2 billion pounds this year. The Unite union says it's provoking the biggest crisis in the steel industry for a generation.
Tata steel workers on Teesside have voted for strike action in a row over pensions.
Unite the union accused the company's management of being on the verge of provoking the biggest crisis in the steel industry for a generation.
Other unions had already voted for action.
A spokesman for Tata Steel said they were disappointed with the outcome, were facing a projected shortfall this year of more than £2 billion and hoped new measure announced soon would be considered carefully.
Tata Steel is planning to sell its Long Products division, which employs 6,500 workers at sites including Scunthorpe, Teesside and Scotland, the company announced today.
Tata Steel will cut 40 jobs at its plant on Teesside, mostly in management and administrative roles. The Thai firm is also cutting 90 jobs in Working and 394 in Scunthorpe. It said the demand for steel in the construction industry in the UK is half the level of 2007.
Tata Steel plans to cut up to 500 jobs in Scunthorpe, Workington and Teesside because of weak demand in the construction industry, the company said today.