Corus steel temporary extension

Teesside Cast Products will continue to make steel until the end of February or until raw material has run out, it has been revealed. The plant, based in Redcar, was due to be mothballed in January with the loss of about 1,700 jobs. Community Union said the decision would provide time for an alternative for the future of steelmaking on Teesside. Earlier in the week the firm agreed a last-minute deal to keep the South Bank Coke Ovens open, safeguarding 120 jobs. Community Union’s general secretary Michael J Leahy said: “These additional weeks will provide valuable time to find an alternative future for steelmaking on Teesside.

BBC

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