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Tenaris Tubes to lay off 90 workers from plant in Sault Ste. Marie

There is labour uncertainty for workers in Sault Ste. Marie. On Thursday, Tenaris Tubes announced it will be laying off 90 local workers as of Dec. 15, the same day it plans to begin a three-week shutdown of the plant.

Layoffs to happen Dec. 15 — same day the company starts a 3-week shutdown of plant

Tenaris Algoma Tubes is set to layoff 90 workers at its plant in Sault Ste. Marie. (Erik White/CBC)

The uncertainty continues this week for workers in the steel industry in Sault Ste. Marie.

On Thursday, Tenaris Tubes announced it will be laying off 90 local workers as of Dec. 15.

That is the same day the company will begin a three-week shutdown for the remaining workforce of about 150 at its Sault Ste. Marie plant.

The company blames its sagging business on American tariffs and stalled plans for oil pipelines in Canada.

This comes as an announcement on the future of the main steel plant in the Sault is expected at 4 p.m. Friday afternoon.

Algoma steel and its 2,800 workers have been facing uncertainty since 2014, when the former Essar mill filed for bankruptcy protection.

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