I have received the reassuring news that following the loss of 355 jobs at Liberty Steel UK’s Stocksbridge, Rotherham and Newport sites, that there will be no job losses at the Dalzell site in Motherwell.
The Scottish Steel Task Force saved the plant from closure and Scottish Ministers – in sharp contrast to their counterparts in London – are doing everything they can to forge a future for steel in Scotland.
This includes lowering trade barriers so our steel sector can compete in the global market; the Scottish Steel Roundtable; and the new Action-Group.
My sympathies and solidarity go to those communities affected. We in Lanarkshire know all too well the effects of a Tory government on our steel sector.