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Unite AGS for manufacturing Steve Turner on Sheffield Forgemasters nationalisation

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This week, it was announced that the beleaguered steel engineering firm Sheffield Forgemasters would be taken into public hands, after the Ministry of Defence (MoD) bought out the firm in a £2.6m deal.

The deal will secure the future of the defence-critical plant and hundreds of jobs, with the MoD pledging to invest £400m in the factory over the next decade.

Unite assistant general secretary Steve Turner hailed the news in an interview with BBC Radio Sheffield in the clip below:

Clip compiled by Martin Scanlon

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