MP and AM back steel plant

Hywel Francis MP and David Rees AM have signalled their full support for steelmaking at Port Talbot in their Aberavon constituency following the announcement of redundancies today.

In a joint statement, they said:

‘We have been briefed by the Tata Hub Director for Strip Products, Mr Hridayeshwar Jha, and we have had discussions with local steel union representatives.

We have been informed that these redundancies are proposed following the first root and branch review of the plant for many years.

We were assured that the usual process of consultation will be undertaken and key issues of long term sustainability of the plant and safety will be paramount.

As the MP and AM for this important plant we wish to place on record our continued faith in steel making at Port Talbot and we urge government at local, Welsh and UK level to work with Tata and the unions to achieve this.’