Members of Unite vote 72% to accept management offer
July 16th: Unite has confirmed that industrial action at Tata steel has been called off after management reversed course on previous proposals which would have closed the British Steel Pension Scheme. Unite Regional Officer Joanne McWilliams explained:
“Tata management’s attitude gave their workers no option but take industrial action. Members across four different unions voted to take concerted strike action and forced them to reconsider.
“In the wake of threatened strike action, management did a u-turn and offered to keep open the British Steel Pension Scheme – a position which 72% of our member supported calling off the planned strike action.
“Unite will continue to negotiate with management on issues of concern to our members and the range of challenges facing the British steel industry”, Ms McWilliams concluded.