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Community responds to news Tata Thyssenkrupp steel merger abandoned

10th May 2019

Commenting on news that the proposed joint venture between Tata Steel and Thyssenkrupp is set to be abandoned, Roy Rickhuss, General Secretary of the steelworkers’ trade union Community, said:

“This is obviously a major development that raises as many questions as answers. It’s important that there are no kneejerk reactions by Tata Steel in response to this development. Now is the time for calm heads and a clear focus on the future of Tata Steel Europe. It’s vital that the business is kept intact and the right steps are taken to safeguard jobs and continue investment to ensure a sustainable future. Sadly, this may mean yet another period of uncertainty for steelworkers and their families. Community will continue to hold the company to account and to the commitments that have been made to the workforce.”