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Commenting on today’s (Wednesday) news that British Steel has entered insolvency, putting thousands of jobs at risk, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: 

"This news will be causing tremendous anxiety for thousands of workers, especially in Scunthorpe.  

"The government must now do everything possible to protect jobs at British Steel and in its supply chains. All options must be considered, including public ownership.  

"Britain simply cannot afford to lose such an important player to our manufacturing sector."