Home > News > TATA ballot result

Commenting on the outcome of the TATA ballot, Nia Griffith MP said,

“The workers were faced with a very difficult decision, either sacrificing part of their hard-earned pensions or seeing TATA pull out. A majority have decided to accept the proposals. It is now up to TATA to keep its promises and invest in state of the art plant, in order to gain the most competitive edge and secure the future of the steel industry here in Llanelli and across the UK. We also need the UK Government to recognise the huge commitment of the workers, and to start doing something to support the steel industry…… We’ve seen pitifully little from them so far. Government ministers need to put steel at the centre of a UK industrial strategy and reduce carbon taxes and tackle high energy costs, to give manufacturers like TATA the confidence to continue investing here.”