More than 150,000 jobs lost in ‘devastating’ steel industry decline

More than 150,000 UK steel jobs have been lost since the 1980s, according to a new study.

In 1981 the industry employed 186,000 workers but the total has now slumped to around 32,000, said the GMB union.

The report was published ahead of more talks aimed at securing the future of British Steel amid continued speculation that the company could go into administration.

The GMB said Yorkshire and the Humber has suffered the most job losses – 40,000 -followed by the West...
source: Darlington & Stockton Times

2019-05-22 11:35
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