Exclusive figures from GMB, the steel workers union, show Donald Trumps’ tariffs threaten 34,000 UK steel jobs.
Yorkshire and the Humber, often around 9,500 jobs hit, while?East Midlands job losses would be the reason for yet another 1,850.
The protectionist Trump administration has slapped a 25% tariff on steel plus a 10% tariff on aluminium, citing national security interests.
In total, more than a billion pounds are paid in wages to steelworkers around the world on a yearly basis.
That results in in excess of 230m paid to your exchequer in tax and national insurance contributions.
The levies have at the moment been imposed to the EU, Canada and Mexico, after they were previously granted exemptions.
GMB’s 101st?annual congress takes place working in brighton from June 4 C 6.
Jude Brimble, GMB National Secretary, says:”The Government must act urgently to defend the livelihoods of more than 30,000 steel workers.
“It’s clear that Donald Trump’s tariffs may devastating impact on steel communities additionally, the wider UK economy.
“It’s time that Ministers stood up with the steel industry and UK manufacturing, an excellent President which will only put America first.”
|Employment||Earnings, and tax plus NI payments|
|Region||2452 : Casting of steel||241 : Creation of basic iron and steel and of ferro-alloys||242 : Production of tubes, pipes, hollow profiles and related fittings, of steel||243 : Output of other products of first processing of steel||Total||Total earnings contribution||Tax payments|
|Yorks and Humber||700||7,000||1,000||800||9,500||311,121,000||67,423,260|