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Lead or Rumour info - Tata Steel: 600 Welsh jobs cut, mainly at Port Talbot

Discussion in 'Leads, Rumours and News...' started by REEF, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. REEF

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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-20461523

    Most of the Welsh losses are management and administrative posts in Port Talbot, while sites in Crosskeys in Caerphilly county, and one near Tredegar, Blaenau Gwent, will close.
     

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    They are opening the 2nd hot strip again at PT and the one at Llawnwern - that one was mothballed about 2 years ago and was a cracking explore. Huge.
     
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    A side effect of Tata cutting back in Wales over the last few months has been the closing / care and maintenance of the pits that were supplying PT with coal...
     
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    I thought they were still mulling over a new 'super' pit on the opposite side of the valley so to speak? Surely another hot strip will require more coal?
     
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    Only 'pit' really moving the Valleys at the moment isn't a pit at all but the Tower opencast.

    Walters put about 100 jobs at rish earlier this year at Aberpergwm and sure I heard that lay-offs came after this. Unity Mines were quoted as saying something along the lines of 'lack of demand in certain sectors of the world and in particular, steel'.

    You'd think they would need coal but Tata have a habit of saying that things will come back on line and then the date comes and nothing happens. The blast furnace at Margam has been refurbished but no sign of it going online again...
     
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