More Layoffs at Essar Steel Algoma

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A drop in steel prices and production is being blamed for upto 100 layoffs at Essar Algoma Steel starting this Sunday.

Local 2251 President Mike DePrat says the union received word on the layoffs in which the union is now going over lists to make sure member’s rights are protected.

The layoffs will be plant wide with the plate mill and cold mill will be mostly affected. The union is expecting the layoffs will last about 6 months and the Company says it can not rule out more layoffs in the future.