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Statement ahead of Sajid Javid’s visit to Port Talbot

1st April 2016

Commenting ahead of Sajid Javid’s visit to Port Talbot, a spokesperson for the steelworkers’ union Community said:

“Steelworkers across the country will be shocked that it has taken this long for the government to finally wake up to the crisis facing our steel industry. Community, the steelworkers’ union, has always been keen to work constructively with government, but Sajid Javid cannot simply arrive at Port Talbot and read out his list of “achievements” – this week’s news is proof that government action thus far has been woefully inadequate. The government must commit to safeguarding the skills and assets of Britain’s steel industry. The UK simply cannot afford to lose our steel making capacity. Once again, we call on the Prime Minister to meet urgently with Roy Rickhuss, General Secretary of the steelworkers’ union, to help secure a long term, profitable future for our steel industry.”



  1. Community is the largest and leading union in the UK steel industry.
  2. Roy Rickhuss led a Community delegation to Mumbai which included two Port Talbot steelworkers and Aberavon MP, Stephen Kinnock.
  3. For more information, contact Callum Munro on 07821250904 /