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Tata: Hundreds of steel jobs could go at Newport Orb plant

Hundreds of jobs could go with the closure of a Tata steel plant in Newport.
There has been a factory at the site since 1898 but Orb Electrical Steels has not been in profit for four years.
Up to 380 jobs could go although Tata hope to offer jobs elsewhere in Wales.
The factory, which makes electrical steel used in power transmission, was put up for sale in May 2018, with Tata wanting to concentrate on its core steel business.
Tata Steel's European operations head Henrik Adam said: "I recognise how difficult this news will be for all those affected and we will work very hard to support them."
Unions said Tata - which employs nearly 6,000 workers in Wales - was breaking its commitments over job guarantees.
Orb Electrical Steels is part of Tata's Cogent division, part of which is being sold to the Japanese steel company JFE Shoji Trade Corporation.
Tata is also closing its Wolverhampton Engineering Steels service centre, with up to 26 jobs at risk.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-49551613
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