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*** READ THE WORKERS PLAN FOR PORT TALBOT HERE: https://www.unitetheunion.org/campaigns/the-fight-for-steel/unites-workers-plan-for-steel ***
The battle lines are drawn. On the one side, the owners of Port Talbot steelworks, Tata, aim to sack nearly three thousand workers (with a £500 million hand out from the Government) to carry out a very unjust transition to green steel and end virgin steel production in the UK; and on the other, the workers and UNITE the union, who have a proper just transition plan to turn Port Talbot into a UK hub for renewable energy infrastructure – creating thousands of new jobs and saving the thousands under threat.
Tata’s claims of poverty are rubbish; they made £3 BILLION profit last year. And by wilfully ignoring the workers plan they are turning down the chance to not only save Port Talbot, but to regenerate the whole of South Wales – an area devastated by the Tories when they shut down the coal mines, and which hasn’t recovered since.
The workers are now balloting for strike action. You can support them by signing the petition ( https://www.megaphone.org.uk/petitions/save-uk-steel-whose-side-are-they-on), get updates on the steel campaign on Unite’s website and social media feeds (https://www.unitetheunion.org/campaigns/the-fight-for-steel), sending your ideas for Port Talbot to firstname.lastname@example.org., and participate in upcoming public meetings about the workers’ plan.