Commenting on news that the UK government is blocking an EU bid to limit cheap Chinese steel exports, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
"Cheap Chinese steel imports are wrecking the UK steel industry. It beggars belief that ministers are blocking attempts to deal with this.
"Today's Budget would have been the perfect opportunity for the Chancellor to announce a rescue package for saving skilled manufacturing jobs. But he didn't mention steel once.
"The government is giving China the green light to carry on undercutting British-based firms."
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Issued: 16 March, 2016