Thursday, June 25, 2009

Corus cutting 2,000 UK steel jobs

The BBC is reporting further dramatic cuts in the UK Steel  Industry

Steelmaker Corus is cutting 2,000 more jobs at UK plants including Teesside, Scunthorpe and Rotherham.

The company has yet to announce the job losses, but Labour MP Elliott Morley confirmed the news. Unions said the cuts were "devastating".

About 500 white-collar jobs will go at Scunthorpe, Mr Morley said, while more than 400 jobs are thought to be at risk on Teesside and 800 in Rotherham.

Corus has seen demand for steel fall as the global recession hits the industry.

Mr Morley said he was "disappointed" at the level of cuts and added he had told the firm that job cuts should be a last resort.


Following on from dramatic cuts announced back in January of 2,500 jobs, the British steel industry is now a shadow of what it was.

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