STEEL union Community and MP John Healey have attacked Tata over the delays to reaching a deal which could safeguard the jobs of hundreds of Rotherham steelworkers.
The steelworkers’ union has spoken out about the further delays and uncertainty surrounding the sale of Tata’s Speciality Steels business, which employs more than 2,000 people in Rotherham and Stocksbridge and produces some of the most specialist steel products in the world.
South Yorkshire steelworkers wait on sale
Steelworkers in Rotherham and Sheffield are being left in the dark as discussions continue over the sale of Tata’s Speciality Steels business, unions say.
At the end of March, the Indian-owned steelmaker concluded that it was exploring all options for portfolio restructuring including the potential sale of Tata Steel UK, in whole or in parts. Following a board meeting in July, the steelmaker decided on a separate process for the potential sale of its Speciality Steels business, which until recently employed over 2,000 people at sites like Aldwarke in Rotherham and Stocksbridge in Sheffield.