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584 Tata jobs to go

The steel maker has announced that several Welsh sites will close, and the majority of the jobs look set to be lost at its Port Talbot base.

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Tata job losses: how Wales will be affected

Overall, 584 jobs will be lost at Tata sites in Wales.

Tata says 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.

  • Crosskeys - 87 jobs lost at Colorsteels plant
  • Tredegar Tafarnaubach Works - 76 jobs lost
  • Caldicot distribution centre - 55 jobs lost
  • Port Talbot - extensive 'restructuring' of jobs, although Blast Furnace No. 4 to reopen next year.
  • Llanwern - 120 jobs created with reopening of strip mill, 65 created in new 'service centre'. 47 jobs lost at distribution centre. Jobs at risk at strip hub.
  • Shotton - 38 jobs created

A spokesperson for Tata says the plans are necessary "to improve the competitiveness of its operations so they can successfully perform in changing markets".

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