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Union leaders say they are hopeful there IS a future for the steel industry in the UK, with today's announcement that Tata Steel is in exclusive talks with Greybull Capital for the potential sale of its Long Products business, based mainly in Scunthorpe.
While planned redundancies would still go ahead, it would mean more than 3000 jobs at the site would be saved. Here's Paul Mc Bean from the Community Union
Tata Steel are to press ahead with an expected 900 job cuts, after unions were unable to find viable ways to restructure the business.
A consultancy group were called in to examine aid in trying to find a way to reduce the number of cuts - but were unable to make recommendations Tata found workable.
However, Tata say they are still in a period of consultancy, and exploring all options:
People from areas in Yorkshire, Wales, Scotland and Teesside also hit by steel closures joined in today's march in Scunthorpe.
Tata Steel has announced that 900 jobs are likely to go at its plant in the town. A petition has been handed to North Lincolnshire Council asking for a reduction in business rates for the site. The industry blames cheap Chinese imports for a collapse in steel prices. Here's Paul Mc Bean from the Community Union.
Hundreds of steelworkers are staging a protest march through Scunthorpe. Nine hundred jobs are under threat at the Tata steel plant there and workers, union officials and MP's are walking through the town to the Civic Centre. They will then present a petition signed by 5,000 people calling on the local authority to cut the £15 million fifteen annual rates bill faced by the company.
Steel workers in Scunthorpe will take to the town's streets to protest at the industry's current plight.
'Save Our Steel' say they want to highlight the difficulties the steel industry is facing in the weeks after it was announced TATA Steel would be cutting almost 900 jobs at the town's plant.
The company say the cuts had to be made in the face of a flooded market.
The Business secretary will meet the European Council today to try to remove green levies to help the steel industries.
Sajid Javid says getting rid of taxes on things like electricity for manufacturers will help make the UK's steel industry more sustainable. Nine hundred people at TATA steel in Scunthorpe are set to lose their jobs.
The leader of North Lincolnshire Council will speak to the Prime Minister today to discuss the loss of 900 jobs at TATA Steel in Scunthorpe.
Councillor Liz Redfern is leading a steel taskforce set up after the cuts were announced. It follows the visit of the Business Minister, Anna Soubry, on Thursday.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is expected to say today that state intervention is needed to save the steel industry.
He's just arrived at the Scunthorpe steelworks for a tour of the giant site before speaking to workers and their families-with 900 jobs under threat.
Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn and Shadow Business Secretary Angela Eagle will visit Tata Steel in Scunthorpe today.
The pair will meet with management at the site, and take a tour of the section of the factory that is set to be mothballed.
They will also meet with a group of steelworkers whose jobs are under threat after the announcement that 900 jobs are set to go at the plant.
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