Streel workers in Corby will be closely watching the outcome of union meetings to discuss the crisis in the industry today.
15,000 jobs could be lost over the next 6 weeks, including hundreds in Northamptonshire, if a rescue deal for the Indian firm Tata isn’t reached.
The town’s MP is calling on the government to re-nationalise the industry, even if it’s only a temporary takeover.
Tom Pursglove has told Connect FM: “Re-nationalising the industry would give more time to find a buyer. One thing we know from Redcar is that once a site stops production, it’s very expensive to bring them back into use.”