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Steel unions call for urgent meeting with Business Secretary

27th June 2016

Roy Rickhuss, General Secretary of Community and Chair of the National Trade Union Steel Coordinating Committee, has today written to the Business Secretary, Sajid Javid requesting a urgent meeting about the ongoing steel crisis.


Tata Steel

Roy Rickhuss said:


“The EU referendum result and the government turmoil that has resulted have placed new question marks over Tata Steel’s sales process and the trade unions need to understand what actions government will take to safeguard the future of UK steelmaking.


“The Prime Minister and the Business Secretary have both looked steelworkers in the eyes and said they would do everything to save the industry. Senior ‘leave’ campaigners like Michael Gove said that leaving the EU would help save steelmaking.


“It is important that the entire UK Government now gets behind steelworkers and helps secure the future of their industry. During this period of economic uncertainty, it would be a disaster if our steel industry was allowed to crumble.”





  1. Community is the largest and leading union within the UK steel industry.
  2. The National Trade Union Steel Coordinating Committee represents Community, Unite and GMB.
  3. For more information, contact Callum Munro on / 07821250904.