22 June strike at Tata Steel in Britain


London: Unions representing workers at Tata Steel in Britain will go on strike on June 22, the GMB union said, marking the biggest industrial action in the British steel industry in over three decades.

Other unions involved in the action are Community, Unite and UCATT. The four unions are in dispute with the company over
proposed changes to their final salary pension scheme.

Ahead of June 22, the unions plan to embark on industrial action short of a strike, involving an overtime ban and a work to rule,
from around the middle of next week.

Considering the situation, Tata Steel Chairman Cyrus Mistry had written a letter to British Prime Minister David Cameron,
softening the company’s stance in the dispute.

The threat of a strike is seen as a possible deterrent to future investment in the British steel industry, which has struggled to
operate profitably despite government measures to help boost the sector.

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