New Statesman The Port Talbot steel works in my constituency is owned by Tata Steel, a Mumbai-based company that employs almost 17,000 steel workers across the length and breadth of the UK. There are 4,000 steel workers in Port Talbot, and more than twice that number of jobs in my constituency depend on the steel works through its supply chains. The Port Talbot steel works has been the beating heart of our community for generations, and its output is of critical importance to the local, Welsh and British economies. Continue reading
Evening Post ABERAVON'S new MP has spoken up for steelworkers in Port Talbot after union members overwhelmingly voted to take industrial action over pension changes. Stephen Kinnock, who became MP for Aberavon in May, said he supported Tata Steel workers in Port Talbot after they voted by a large majority on Friday, in favour of industrial action over the company's proposed changes to pensions and its refusal to negotiate over the Early Retirement Clause. Continue reading
Some weeks ago the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Steel invited Karl-Ulrich Köhler, Chief Executive of Tata Steel Europe to brief the group on the crisis in industrial relations occurring across Tata Steel’s UK operations. Late last week the APPG was informed by Tata Steel that they would be sending a small team of more junior executives to the meeting that was due to take place this afternoon. Continue reading
Stephen Kinnock MP has spoken out in support of Tata Steelworkers in Port Talbot who voted by a large majority yesterday in favour of industrial action over Tata’s refusal to negotiate over the Early Retirement Clause. 88% of those balloted voted in favour of action nationally, with the figure even higher in Port Talbot at 95%. The turnout was similarly large, with 76% voting nationally and 84% in Port Talbot. Continue reading
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