STEEL WORKERS in several parts of Britain are preparing for strike ballots after Corus bosses rejected a plan put forward by their ISTC union to save jobs. The ISTC has announced it will call a ballot at Llanwern in South Wales and possibly on Teesside.
ISTC leaders have been slow to call action since 6,000 redundancies were announced in February. Activists must fight to win the strike ballots while demanding that the ISTC calls a demonstration and a national strike ballot.
CORUS STEEL workers at the threatened coil plate mill at Lackenby on Teesside have voted overwhelmingly for their ISTC union to ballot for strikes against job losses and plant closures, writes GEOFF KERR MORGAN, Socialist Alliance prospective parliamentary candidate for Middlesbrough.
Hundreds of jobs are at stake. The Teesside Socialist Alliance leafleted the mass meeting calling for an all-out national strike and renationalisation.