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Man arrested after 'suspicious' death in Port Talbot

A 33-year-old man has been arrested following the "suspicious" death of a 37-year-old in Port Talbot.

The incident happened in the Dalton Road area. Credit: Google Maps

South Wales Police say the victim was found with serious injuries following an incident in the Dalton Road area of Sandfields during the early hours of this morning.

An area of Dalton Road has been cordoned off while investigations continue at the scene.

The death is being treated as murder and a full investigation into what happened is underway. I would appeal to anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in the Dalton Road area between 1am and 2.30am on Monday morning to contact police.

– Richard Jones, Detective Superintendent, South Wales Police

Tata steelworkers vote to accept reforms to their pensions

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Tata steelworkers have voted to accept reforms to their pensions, unions announced.

The consultative ballots on Tata Steel's proposal on pensions, jobs, investment and production closed at noon today.

All union members were asked if they accepted the proposal, and the results for each union are as follows:

  • Community
  • Turnout: 70.5%
  • Yes: 72.1%
  • No: 27.9%
  • Unite
  • Turnout: 69.2%
  • Yes: 75.6%
  • No: 24.3%
  • GMB
  • Turnout: 51.5%
  • Yes: 74.0%
  • No: 26.0%

Leaders of the three unions recommended acceptance of the changes as the best that could be achieved through negotiation.

The changes include the introduction of a defined contribution (DC) pension scheme, with maximum employer contributions of 10%, following the closure of the British Steel Pension Scheme (BSPS) to future accrual.

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Tata Steel workers to vote on new pension offer

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A ballot on a new pension offer will be put to Tata Steel workers from today.

All unions and officials have agreed to fully endorse the proposal which includes a £1bn investment over 10 years.

The deal includes a two-blast furnace operation at Port Talbot and plans for no compulsory redundancies for the next five years.

But the current pension scheme will be terminated as part of the deal in return.

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