British Tata Steel union vote to strike


London: Tata Steel UK’s biggest trade union voted on Friday to go on strike, setting the scene for the biggest labour action in the British steel sector in three decades. Members of the trade union Community voted 88% in favour of going on strike while the smaller GMB union said its members also approved strike action, statements said.The union members are locked in a dispute with the company about its proposal to change their pension scheme.
The company’s parent, India’s Tata Steel Ltd, posted a $889 million quarterly loss on 20 May, inflated by a hefty impairment on its UK business.