Kirby Adams CEO of TATA Steel Europe, which includes the UK Steel Industry, is returning to Australia in October.
He has been quoted as saying:
"I have spent the past 15 months undertaking a major review of the operations during a time of unprecedented difficulty in the European steel industry.
The results of this review are now being implemented through the 'one company' and 'customer first' initiatives and I am proud we have moved from loss-making to profitability"
During his sojurn the UK Steel Industry saw the mothballing of a major plant at Teesside, a restructuring of staff which led to thousands of redundancies, attacks on the occupational pension and the attempt not to honour the payment quarterly bonuses that are based upon production.
So I have this to say to Australian Trade Unionists: