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Wednesday, 10 July, 2002, 17:37 GMT 18:37 UK
Workers worry over steel future
Cardiff manufacturer Allied Steel and Wire has gone into receivership, threatening up to 1,300 jobs at the UK's second-largest steel producer.

BBC News Online asked workers facing an uncertain future about their feelings as they left the morning shift after hearing the news.

Bob Calder

The atmosphere is really subdued. It's the end of the steel industry in Wales. We thought perhaps we might have a chance.

We've just got to sit back and see if the government are going to help us, the same as they did with British Steel.

The whole workforce at the moment is in a state of shock and despondency.

Gary Owen

I've been working here for 19 years. A lot of people's work is going to the wall.

The whole industry is the same. I reckon there is less than a 20% chance of saving the place.

Vince Douchi

I've only been working here for four or five years but there has been speculation on the future of the works for the past 20 years.

I'll still come into work tomorrow unless I get a phone call telling me not to.

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