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    Protesters explained why they joined the march
    Thousands of people have taken part in a march calling on the government to help the Corus steel plant in Redcar which is faced with closure.Up to 2,000 jobs at the Teesside Cast Products factory are at risk after an international consortium pulled out of a 10-year-deal to buy its steel. Organisers said Saturday’s “Save our Steel” event sent out a strong message. The government said: “We are… engaged with Corus to try to secure the future for as many workers as possible.” Union organisers said up to 5,000 workers and their families had turned out for the march and rally. Marchers included workers from the local port, and Teesside’s chemical industry, as well from the Corus plants in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, and Rotherham and Stocksbridge, South Yorkshire. ‘Real peril’There was also a message of support from the Australian Workers’ Union, which is fighting to save its…

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