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Trade unions warn Corus of industrial action

business Updated: Mar 14, 2010 21:41 IST

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A leading British trade body Community Union has warned Tata Steel's European arm Corus to show concrete plans to protect the 1,600 jobs at Teeside Cast Product (Mills) by March 15, or face industrial action.

If Corus fails to produce a satisfactory solution to TCP crisis by March 15, emanating from the company's plans of mothballing it, unions would unitedly resort to industrial action, Community Union said.

“Without concrete guarantees from Corus that will protect the livelihoods of our members on Teesside, Community will be forced to consider an industrial solution to the closure of TCP. We have made it very clear that if Corus fails to produce a satisfactory answer to the Teesside question, Community and the other unions will take action,” it said.

On March 1, four trade unions at Corus joined hands to form the National Trade Union Steel Co-ordinating Committee and gave the management 14 days to find a buyer for TCP.