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Tata Steel employee Wayne Thomas said staff at the Port Talbot steelworks were 'trying to pull together to keep the company going.'
"Quite a few people are worried about the loss of wages and where the economy is at the moment," Mr Thomas said.
At the launch of Tata Steel's £240 million furnace project at its Port Talbot steelworks, the factory's managing director Jon Ferriman said the demand for steel was 'far less than five years ago'.
"Consumers are really not buying, therefore we are struggling in that market," said Mr Ferriman.
Karl Kohler, CEO of Tata Steel Europe, said that Government policies needed to change to support the manufacturing industry in the UK.
Secretary of State for Wales Cheryl Gillan says today marks an 'important milestone' in the work to assemble Blast Furnace No.4 at Tata Steel.
Earlier today Tata steel announced its plans to cut workers' hours. It's part of a move to cut employment costs after a fall in the demand for steel.
Workers now face reduced hours, but Alan Coombs, from the Community Union, believes it's important that the Port Talbot steel manufacturer retains its skilled workforce.
One of Wales' biggest employers has announced it plans to cut hundreds of workers' hours by almost a third.
The news comes after a number of tough years for the steel manufacturing company.
Spokesman Jon Ferriman says the company are trying to find methods of coping in a difficult time.
Secretary of State for Wales, Cheryl Gillan has just issued this statement following Tata Steel's decision to delay relighting the new blast furnace its building at its Port Talbot plant:
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At the launch of Tata Steel's £240 million Port Talbot project, Carwyn Jones said his Government would continue to work closely with Tata.
The company says the decision to look at the order books before relighting furnace 4 won't affect the rebuild project