EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Tata Steel

Tata Steel

Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment
24.1 - Manufacture of basic iron and steel and of ferro-alloys
Number Employed: 8500
Group: Tata Steel Europe Group

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 27-11-2019
Planned Job Reductions min: 1000
Planned Job Reductions max: 1000
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 27-11-2019

Additional Information

Tata Steel, an Indian-owned global steel producer, has announced plans to cut 1,000 jobs in the UK as part of its European restructuring programme. The company said that two-thirds of the redundancies would affect management and office jobs but it is uncertain which UK locations will be affected. There is no information on the redundancy plan, yet.

Tata Steel Europe’s CEO explained that the company had to adapt to changing markets and become more sustainable. A representative of the trade union Community said they were not consulted about the cuts and added that they were shocked at the scale of the redundancies and were prepared for negotiations with Tata for a jobs guarantee contract, that should be effective until 2021.

Tata Steel UK owns steelworks in Port Talbot in South Wales and several steel mills and offices across the UK.