Corus job cuts to be scrutinised by Select Committee

CORUS is to appear before MPs to explain a wave of redundancies which resulted in 4,000 job cuts announced last month. Members of the House of Commons Trade and Industry Select Committee will question executives from the Anglo-Dutch steel giant in the autumn along with union representatives. The committee’s chairman, Martin O’Neill, has suggested Corus […]

CORUS is to appear before MPs to explain a wave of redundancies which resulted in 4,000 job cuts announced last month.

Members of the House of Commons Trade and Industry Select Committee will question executives from the Anglo-Dutch steel giant in the autumn along with union representatives.

The committee’s chairman, Martin O’Neill, has suggested Corus is trying to move parts of its output to mainland Europe.

A Corus spokesman said the company would be glad to answer any questions, pointing out that it has already given reasons for the job cuts – not least being the strength of the pound.

Corus plants in Yorkshire, Teeside and South Wales have all recently announced major redundancy programmes.

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