Steel giant Corus has forged ahead with plans to shut down
three of its plants in Wales after it rejected an alternative proposal drawn up
Following the 90-day consultation period, the company still
intends to make 6,050 staff redundant.
The Government has announced that each of the redundant
workers would receive £2,500 on top of their redundancy packages from the steel
The ISTC union had tabled proposals for the closures, which
would postpone the 6,050 job losses to the end of the year when economic
conditions might have improved.
But Corus has confirmed that it will close the plants at
Llanwern, Ebbw Vale and Bryn Gwyn in South Wales.