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Mark Tami and David Hanson demonstrate support for Sho...

Mark Tami and David Hanson demonstrate support for Shotton steelworkers

22 April 2015

Mark Tami and David Hanson have today (April 21st) met with Shotton Steelworks Unite & SIMA representatives and stepped up their support for Tata employees at the 119 year old plant in Shotton regarding the proposed closure of the British Steel Pension Scheme (BSPS).

Mark Tami and David Hanson said:

“We are working with the union and its members at Shotton Steelworks and have written to the TATA Steel Europe CEO and the TATA Steel chairman in India urging them to re-enter negotiations with the multi-unions at TATA.

We are committed to supporting the workforce here in Flintshire.”

Unite Wales regional co-ordinating officer Tony Brady added:

“The support of Mr Tami and Mr Hanson is very much welcomed by the union and our members. All the unions are working together to defend our members’ pensions and call on TATA Steel Europe management to get back around the table and re-open negotiations.”

To date, TATA Steel Europe management have refused the multi-union’s offer to re-enter discussions about the closure of the BSPS.

The UK Steel unions have been left with no option other than to ballot for industrial action. The opening date of the ballot will be Wednesday 6th May.

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For further information contact Unite Wales regional co-ordinating officer Tony Brady on 07980 721438.

Notes:

David Hanson and Mark Tami are pictured with Unite and SIMA members in front of the Steel Man statue in Shotton.