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Tata Steel workers endorse union agreement

4th July 2018

Tata Steel workers have today endorsed the company’s agreement with unions on jobs, investment and production as part of the joint venture with thyssenkrupp. Representatives from Community, the steelworkers’ trade union, travelled from across the UK to Port Talbot, where they met with experts to discuss and scrutinise the plans announced last week.

Speaking after the meeting, Roy Rickhuss, Community’s General Secretary, said:

“With a jobs guarantee until 2026 and commitments to invest across the business, including a repair of blast furnace five at Port Talbot, this agreement means workers can look to the future with confidence.

“The last few years have been a real struggle and steelworkers have had to take some tough decisions. Tata must now fulfil their commitments, make the right investments, secure the future of all sites, and back the workforce to deliver in the joint venture.

“Politicians need to step up as well. The Westminster government must end the delays and bring forward the sector deal for steel, and the Welsh government must to show its commitment to the industry too with tangible support.”