GMB responds to reports British Steel deal 'close to collapse'

16 Dec 2019
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GMB has responded to reports the proposed sale of British Steel to China's Jingye Group could be close to breaking down. 

Ross Murdoch, GMB National Officer, said:

"GMB has had a number of meetings and is seeking assurances from Jingye they are committed to sealing this deal and that their business plan is robust enough to withstand external pressures.

“The Government must secure the deal and if it can’t, take British Steel into public ownsership.

“If the Conservatives let thousands of steel jobs go to the wall, it will prove their commitment to northern voters was yet more lies.”

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