by Colin Dexter

Ty-sign was first built  originally solely as a council estate
for workers at the then new  Llanwern steel works.

With reduced demand for electrical steels and a highly competitive global market
place more jobs are under threat locally in the steel industry.

A total of 83 direct jobs and 40 contractor posts are at risk at Orb Electrical
Steelworks, owned by Cogent Power, a subsidiary of Tata Steel.

Conservative Shadow Business Minister, William Graham AM, said: “Following last
week’s news that another Newport steelworks has put its staff on temporary leave
with half pay, this warning of job losses shows the precarious state of
steelmaking in the city.

The UK Department of Business, Innovation and Skills said: “This is
disappointing news for those workers and their families affected by today’s

Have you been affected by the steel announcement?

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