Translated from Dutch FNV Bondgenoten trade union:
More than one hundred employees block Tata factory gate in anger
Caroline Weber (trade union media spokeswoman)
More than one hundred employees this morning spontaneously blocked the Rooswijk gate of Tata Steel in IJmuiden immediately after a meeting of members of FNV Bondgenoten. They campaigned, because they want the bosses to withdraw their plans for the loss of thousands of jobs. Today there will be two more trade union meetings.
Aad in ‘t Veld, FNV Bondgenoten official: “There is a great willingness to take action. The people are totally fed up. There is no respect anymore for the employees. Management just sees them as a cost factor and they just keep cutting and cutting again. People have lost faith in that. We want to stop the loss of thousands of jobs because that is irresponsible, also because workers are already under pressure of a big workload.”
The plans of steel conglomerate Tata to sell their loss-making UK steel business threaten the jobs of 15,000 steel workers along with another 25,000 jobs in the company’s supply chain. Were the jobs to go, it would mean the end of steel production in the UK: here.
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