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Shadow Welsh Secretary Owen Smith says government intransigence on helping Tata with is high energy costs has contributed to today's 580 job losses at Port Talbot steelworks and other sites in Wales.
Port Talbot's MP Hywel Francis will meet management and union leaders at the Tata steelworks following the announcement of 580 job losses in Wales.
The Secretary of State for Wales says he been "assured that Tata remains committed to having a strong presence in Wales and the UK as a whole."
Describing this morning's job losses as "very disappointing", a Welsh Government spokesperson called on the UK Government to do more to clarify its energy policy.
The Welsh Government added it would now work with Tata "to establish a task force" and determine would support could be provided for those losing their jobs.
Although a number of jobs are expected to be lost at Tata's Port Talbot site - specifically in engineering, technical and operations - the site's Blast Furnace 4 is likely to be relit by the end of the first quarter of next year.
As part of the plans, the company will close the following sites in Wales.
- Tredegar Tafarnaubach - 76 jobs to go
- Caldicot distribution centre - 55 jobs to go
- Cross Keys colour steel - 87 jobs to go
The mothballed hot strip mill at Llanwen will reopen, creating 120 jobs. The site will also become a 'distribution hub', sharing in a £22 million investment with five other hubs.
Steel giant Tata is to cut 584 jobs at its Welsh sites, it has announced this morning.
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500 jobs will go between the Port Talbot and Llanwern sites in the strip products division, with the bulk of the losses at Port Talbot.