Steel firm talks to body to counter strike action

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A steel firm with more than 2,000 workers in South Yorkshire has unveiled new proposals it hopes will head off imminent strike action.

Tata Steel has contacted ACAS, the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service, to help set up talks between workers and the company.

Tata Steel workers, including those in Rotherham and in Stocksbridge, Sheffield, have voted for industrial action over changes to the pension scheme.

Industrial action was starting today with an overtime ban and work to rule, followed by a strike on Monday.

Tor Farquhar, Tata Steel Europe human resources director, said: “We have contacted ACAS to bring in independent expertise in mediating a resolution to the UK pension dispute.

“We have requested ACAS to immediately approach the National Trade Union Steel Coordinating Committee to ask them to attend talks.”