Jeremy and Nia toured the facilities and met with TATA managers and union representatives to discuss the challenges facing the steel industry.
Speaking after the visit, Nia said:
“I’m pleased that Jeremy was able to take the time to visit the TATA plant and to meet many of the men and women who work there.
“We had a very valuable discussion with representatives from the Unite and Community trade unions who outlined the serious situation facing the industry. They were clear that the dumping of cheap Chinese steel along with disproportionately high energy costs were putting an unbearable pressure on the UK steel sector.
“Jeremy and I will continue to press the UK Government to stop dragging its heels and to start taking the crisis in our steel industry seriously. We absolutely believe that the industry has a bright future but the UK Government must do so much more to make that happen.”