Last week, Community met with Ed Miliband following his appointment to the role of Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, along with Lucy Powell the new Shadow Minister for Business and Consumers.
Roy Rickhuss, General Secretary of Community said:
“We were pleased to have a productive and positive meeting with Ed Miliband and Lucy Powell where we were able to discuss ongoing difficulties with the steel industry, the support the industry needs as well as it’s important role in our future economy.
“The meeting allowed us to raise serious issues in the steel industry that have been propelled as a result of the current crisis. This includes issues with liquidity that will require additional support from government if the industry is to weather the current storm.
“It was acknowledged by all the importance of the steel industry as a vital foundation industry to both our manufacturing sector and our entire economy. The industry will be particularly important as we emerge from the ongoing crisis and in helping to rebuild our economy in the months and years ahead.
“We are looking forward to working with both Ed and Lucy and supporting their work not just during the current crisis but also over the coming years.”
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