Tata Steel UK starts consultation on restructure with 3,000 jobs to go

Tata Steel has started a formal 45-day consultation on its restructuring which is set to lead to thousands of job losses.
The company is planning to shut down blast furnaces at its plant in Port Talbot, south Wales, and switch to a more environmentally friendly way of producing steel.
The Indian-owned steel maker said 2,423 jobs across the UK are at risk, with 1,929 of those in Port Talbot, which employs 3,859 people.
At Port Talbot Tata is to end its two blast furnace operation with investment in an new electric arc furnace that will make steel from scrap.
A spokesperson said: “Today we have started the formal consult …