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Tata workers endorse firm's agreement with union

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Tata Steel workers have endorsed the company's agreement with unions on jobs, investment and production as part of the joint venture with German firm thyssenkrupp.

Representatives from the Community union travelled from across the UK to Port Talbot where they met to scrutinise the plans announced last week.

Around five thousand of 14 thousand UK staff are employed in South Wales and at Shotton on Deeside.

With a jobs guarantee until 2026 and commitments to invest across the business, including a repair of blast furnace five at Port Talbot, this agreement means workers can look to the future with confidence.

The last few years have been a real struggle and steelworkers have had to take some tough decisions.

Tata must now fulfil their commitments, make the right investments, secure the future of all sites, and back the workforce to deliver in the joint venture.

Politicians need to step up as well. The Westminster government must end the delays and bring forward the sector deal for steel, and the Welsh government must to show its commitment to the industry too with tangible support.

– Roy Rickhuss, General Secretary, Community Union