Thursday, March 19, 2009

News: Rotherham MP calls on more support for steelworkers


Rotherham MP Denis MacShane has called on Lord Mandelson and ministers in the Business Department to examine measures in place in Europe which allow steelworkers to be kept in work for training purposes rather than be made redundant. Speaking in a Commons debate, MacShane challenged Business Minister Pat McFadden to be more innovative in seeking ideas from Europe to help the beleaguered steel communities. "Good things are happening in Europe, so will my right hon. Friend consider applying them to our steel industry? If not, we will face much graver problems, which could be avoided with a little more flexibility and innovation from the Department." MacShane added: "This recession will end and Britain still has to make things. Steel is at the heart of all manufacturing and I urge Ministers to be bold and be prepared to take ideas from elsewhere to keep jobs going."
Denis Macshane website


Rothman,  April 10, 2009 at 12:57 PM  

I'm self-employed...will the Govt keep me in work for training purposes when my client base disappears? If not, why not?

Supported by:
More news...

  © Blogger template Newspaper III by 2008

Back to TOP