Posted: Thu 26th Jan 2017

Unions have recommended Tata workers accept proposed pensions deal

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Jan 26th, 2017

According to reports this afternoon Unions at Tata have recommended steel workers at its UK plants accept a deal which includes pension reform.

Agreements on changes to pensions have been seen as essential to future investment a ballot on the offer is expected to go ahead on Monday. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Responding to the reports, Welsh Conservative Leader – Andrew RT Davies said: ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“Ultimately, this is welcome news, as there had been genuine fears that union members were going to refuse TATA’s existing offer. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“What does concern me, however, is the First Minister’s failure to fight to secure a better deal for TATA workers. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“Just weeks ago the First Minister stood in the chamber and told workers that this was the best deal – the only deal on the table. His endorsement was unequivocal. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“Well thankfully he wasn’t on point on the negotiations, because today’s announcement is a big improvement on the original offer – especially for over 50s.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Plaid Cymru Assembly Member urges Tata workers to reject pension deal ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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Tata Steel and Unions have agreed a deal which will secure jobs and production across the UK ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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