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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MPs to seek meeting with PM over steel job losses

Aberavon MP Hywel Francis says he's had cross-party backing from other MPs from steel-making areas to push for a meeting with the Prime Minister. It follows last week's news that Tata steel is to cut more than 500 jobs at its Welsh plants.

The cuts would mostly affect Tata's Port Talbot plant which is in Hywel Francis' constituency. He says he and other MPs will push for an urgent meeting with David Cameron.

I was pleased the meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Steel

today agreed unanimously to call for an urgent meeting with the Prime

Minister to discuss problems facing the steel industry, particularly the high

energy costs it faces.

A meeting has already been agreed with the Welsh Secretary of State,

David Jones who has also agreed to visit the steelworks at Port Talbot. The

Secretary of State will meet with MPs representing steel constituencies across Wales.

– Hywel Francis MP

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