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SSI one month on: Future of site still 'unknown'

The SSI steelworks on Teesside closed in October with the loss of more than 2,200 jobs Photo: ITV News Tyne Tees

One month on from the closure of the SSI steelplant the MP for Redcar Anna Turley has said that the future of the site is still unclear.

Speaking to ITV Tyne Tees the Labour MP added that there was a culture of secrecy from SSI bosses in Thailand, with the group refusing to meet workers.

The first £35 million has been secured by the SSI Task Force as they continue to deliver support to workers who lost their jobs at the Redcar steelworks.

Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

Support has also come from a schoolboy who is planning a Christmas Party for the children of the steelworkers who were made redundant when the site closed.

Nine-year-old Ben Hebden is fundraising to host a party for the steelworkers and their families. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

Meanwhile, Business Secretary Sajid Javid will meet with the EU Council in Brussels on Monday to discuss the challenges faced by the European steel industry.

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