Unite backs UK steel workers with plan for growth not job cuts

Responding to some recent mistaken reporting about Unite’s plans for the steel industry, Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said:


“Unite reps in steel met yesterday and unanimously agreed a workers’ plan for steel for all plants including Port Talbot. Unite’s plan is about growth in steel jobs that will transform the UK into the global green steel capital.


“The Unite plan also details procurement legalisation that would mean all UK Infrastructure projects would use UK steel, putting seven billion pounds back Into the steel industry.


“Unite does not accept the need for one single job to be lost. We will not accept the bosses plan or any plan that leads to job cuts – like the one from Syndex.”


Unite regional secretary for Wales Peter Hughes said: “Unite notes no workers were in the company meeting yesterday. The Syndex plan is a strategy for job cuts and Unite in no way accepts any proposal that seeks to decimate the steel industry.”

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