The Mercury in 2011: BlueScope blast furnace shutdown bites businesses

Glen Humphries
November 20 2023 - 1:07pm
Union official Wayne Phillips at the Shinagawa plant in Unanderra, where 39 workers would be retrenched. Picture by Ken Robertson
Union official Wayne Phillips at the Shinagawa plant in Unanderra, where 39 workers would be retrenched. Picture by Ken Robertson

Looking back at November 21, 2011

Businesses linked to the steelworks are feeling the pinch from BlueScope's move to switch off the No6 blast furnace.

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Glen Humphries

Glen Humphries

Senior journalist

I'm an award-winning senior journalist with the Illawarra Mercury and have well over two decades' worth of experience in newspapers. I cover the three local councils in the Illawarra for the Mercury, state and federal politics, as well as writing for the TV guide. If I'm not writing, I'm reading.

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