UNISON comments on job cuts at Redcar steel plant

‘The government needs to take direct action’ on Redcar job cuts

Commenting on the news that 1,700 people are facing redundancy after SSI UK announced it is ‘mothballing’ its steel plant in Redcar, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “The government needs to take direct action to secure 170 years of steelmaking on Teesside. These steel works are one of the last vestiges of manufacturing left on the area.

“The plant has employed generations of working people over many years and its current workforce is now being cast off as worthless.

“We call on the Prime Minister to take direct action to secure the steel works today, instead of fobbing people off with hollow promises of a northern powerhouse.”


UNISON media contacts:

Fatima Ayad T: 0207 121 5255 M: 07508 080383 E: f.ayad@unison.co.uk

Liz Chinchen T: 0207 121 5463 M: 07778 158175 E: l.chinchen@unison.co.uk