UCATT members at Tata back strike action over pensions

CONNSTRUCTION union UCATT has confirmed that their members employed by Tata Steel have overwhelmingly voted for strike action over the company’s plans to close the British Steel Pension Scheme.

UCATT members voted 95.1% for strike action and by 94.9% for action short of strike action on an 80% turnout.

Nick Blundell, Regional Secretary for UCATT Wales and South West Region, said, “This result shows that members are not going to stand idly by and allow Tata to close their pension scheme. It is now imperative for Tata to swiftly return to the negotiating table to resolve this dispute.”