Scunthorpe: Petition calling on support for steel handed over

A petition calling on the government to support the UK steel industry has been handed over to politicians in Scunthorpe.

Signed by 30,000 people, it is part of a campaign by Unite the Union to secure the future of the sector.

Local MPs and councillors attended the event, which included contributions from current and former steel workers.

General secretary of Unite Sharon Graham said the "lack of support" has put the steel industry "at risk".

The handover took place at Cafe Indie on Scunthorpe High Street today.

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