Labour Research September 2016

European news

Opposition to Tata merger

IG Metall, Germany’s largest union, is opposing a possible merger between the German steelmaker Thyssen-Krupp and Tata Steel, which owns the threatened Port Talbot steelworks in Wales 

It fears that any restructuring will mean job losses and it is particularly concerned about a merger with Tata, which it says “is already beleaguered”.