The Indian steel giant has been suffering from plant closures across the UK in the face of a crisis gripping the British steel industry, largely due to cheap Chinese imports.

Yesterday, Welsh's national assembly member Bethan Jenkins on her Facebook page said: "Am hearing that there is to be an announcement of job losses at Tata on Monday. The number I have been quoted is 750 jobs.

The Port Talbot unit, which employs around 4,000 workers, is the latest to be hit and a survival plan is expected to be worked out next week.

There has been a mounting concern since the New Year about the future of Tata Steel's operations in Wales.

Thousands of jobs were lost last year with cutbacks and the closure of steelworks in England and Scotland involving Tata and other UK-based steel companies.

Tata Steel is in talks to clinch a deal for the sale of some of these units.

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