GMB Union has said any bail out cash for industries hit by the gas crisis must come with guarantees over jobs, terms, conditions and keeping manufacturing onshore.
Jude Brimble, GMB National Secretary, said:
“Any plan to rescue our energy intensive industries must come with strings to protect jobs, terms and conditions in the long term.
“Funding must also keep these industries here - not offshore them to the rest of the world.
“Manufacturing in steel, glass, ceramics and cement are vital to our long-term economic future – they are our future.
“GMB members need guarantees their jobs are safe. Government departments duelling with the Treasury over taxpayers’ money and a PM that sticks his out of office on every time there’s a whiff of a crisis does not give them much reassurance.