09 July 2009
Corporate News
Corus acts to enhance competitiveness at Scunthorpe plant

Corus has today announced proposals to improve the competitiveness of its Scunthorpe site in North East England by aligning employment costs with anticipated steel demand. As a result, 366 jobs are identified as being at risk.

Consultations with employees and their representatives have begun on the Scunthorpe site today.  Wherever possible the company will seek voluntary redundancies, while at the same time ensuring that critical skills are retained.  Support packages will be available to those leaving the company.

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Corus is Europe's second largest steel producer.  With main steelmaking operations primarily in the UK and the Netherlands, Corus supplies steel and related services to the construction, automotive, packaging, mechanical engineering and other markets worldwide.  Corus is a subsidiary of Tata Steel, one of the world’s top ten steel producers.  Following the acquisition of Corus in 2007, the combined enterprise has an aggregate crude steel capacity of more than 28 million tonnes and approximately 82,700 employees across four continents.

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