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  • Monday, 15 July 2024
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UK Government Focuses on Saving Jobs in Tata Steel Talks

The new UK government is working hard to save jobs at Tata Steel, the country's biggest steel producer. Business Minister Jonathan Reynolds says keeping jobs is a top priority. The talks are about getting government help for Tata Steel to switch to greener technologies.

Tata Steel is closing one of its polluting blast furnaces. Another will shut down in September. These closures could cut up to 2,800 jobs at the Port Talbot plant in South Wales. This is a big concern for the local community.

The government wants to secure a £500 million ($635 million) support package for Tata Steel. This money will help build a cleaner electric arc furnace. Unions are also involved in the talks. They hope for a better deal to avoid more job losses.

Job guarantees are a key part of the talks. The government aims to support Tata Steel’s move to greener technology without causing mass unemployment. The outcome of these talks is important for the future of the UK’s steel industry and its workers.

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