This week Britain’s steel industry was dealt another devastating blow as a further 1,050 job losses were announced by Tata Steel and 100 losses at Sheffield Forgemasters taking the toll of job losses in recent months to over 5,000.
Port Talbot, Llanwern, Trostre, Corby, Hartlepool and Sheffield have become the latest communities to be hit by the crisis engulfing the industry, while steel workers from Motherwell to Redcar and Rotherham to Scunthorpe are counting the cost of closures and job losses.
Unite is pulling out all the stops, pressing the government to put words into action and to step up to the plate to save our steel. They stepped in to bail out the banks, now minsters must put words into action and support our steel industry.
We need your help to spread the word and keep the pressure up to save our steel. As our latest animated film ‘The clock is ticking’ shows, losing our steel industry will have a devastating effect on jobs, our communities and our future.
Together we can save our steel!
Unite assistant general secretary