Council leaders from major steel producing areas of Britain are to meet directors of steelmaker Corus to seek assurances over the company's future.
A working party of councillors from Scunthorpe, Rotherham, Corby, Redcar and Cleveland and North Lanarkshire are to meet at Corus's London HQ next week.
Corus said last month it was shedding 3,500 jobs as demand for steel plunges.
Scunthorpe councillor Mick Grant said he hoped to find out at Thursday's meeting if more job cuts were planned.
The five councils joined forces last month to form the working party and next week's meeting is the first it has held with Corus management.
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