Saturday, 16 January 2016

Worries for Port Talbot

In 2009, the Liberal Democrat blog for Aberavon gave a cautious welcome to Tata's takeover of Corus. Over the years, that trust in the faith that the Indian conglomerate put in the steelworks and community of Port Talbot has been borne out. However, the end of the current downturn in the business cycle is just too far away for even the progressive management of Tata and it seems that an announcement of job-shedding is imminent, in order to protect their long-term investment in Port Talbot.

The anti-EU and anti-industry attitude of Conservatives in government has made the situation worse. I agree with the analysis of Labour's Nia Griffiths as expressed on "Good Morning, Wales" this morning. Before her, councillor Tony Taylor spoke from personal experience of the impact which the expected job cuts will have.

No comments: