Tata to close its blast furnaces at Port Talbot with 3,000 job losses

Steel giant Tata is pressing ahead with plans to close blast furnaces at its biggest plant, threatening more than 3,000 jobs, according to sources.
Unions meet with the company in London yesterday after presenting alternative proposals aimed at saving jobs in Port Talbot.
Sources said that Tata rejected the plan and were pressing ahead with proposals for a greener form of steelmaking to cut emissions and stem financial losses.
Unions will consult their members on how to respond to job losses, with industrial action not being ruled out. An official statement from the Indian-owned steel company is expected later today
Sources said …