Commenting on the news that British Steel has been placed in compulsory liquidation today (Wednesday) UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said:
“The collapse of British Steel and the threat of thousands of job losses is devastating news.
“It’s not just those working for British Steel who will be affected, public services workers need a buoyant manufacturing sector to fund the NHS, schools and local councils.
“UNISON stands with our sister unions fighting for their members’ jobs and with those communities that may be damaged by this business failure.”
Notes to editors:
– UNISON is the UK’s largest union, with more than 1.3 million members providing public services – in education, local government, the NHS, police service and energy. They are employed in both the public and private sectors.