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Steel giant Tata cuts 900 jobs

Steel company Tata is cutting 900 jobs and closing twelve sites under plans to improve competitiveness, the firm announced now.

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Union: Workers face uncertain Christmas due to 'job carnage'

Tata's steelworks at Port Talbot, Wales where most of the job losses will occur Credit: Chris Ison/PA Wire

Unions have called the news that Tata is cutting 900 jobs "devastating" and said it capped off a "dark" week for the UK economy.

The news follows announcements of further potential and real job losses at Vion, Premier Foods, Standard Life, Comet and Newcastle City Council.

Unite general secretary Len McCluskey said: "Today's news at Tata rounds off a dark seven days for the UK economy."

Michael Leahy, general secretary of the Community trade union, said he was seeking an "urgent meeting with the company to ensure our principle of no compulsory redundancies is upheld".

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