Tata Steel Wales - Seize the Time to Occupy the Steel Works and Start the Process of Setting up a Welsh Steel Co-operative run by the workers says Yr Aflonyddwch Mawr
John Boyd writes:
Steel plant workers in Port Talbot are being persuaded by Laurence Platt to occupy the plant to keep the furnaces, and blast furnaces from going out.
They should ensure order books don't go to steel plants within the EU.
What has to be made clear we had a steel industry until it came under the control of the European Coal and Steel Community with quotas and a EU Commissioner who was a steel baron.
The ECSC was the first EU treaty and has been folded into the Lisbon Treaty by which we are ruled.
We all need to support these workers and to obtain a massive vote to leave the EU to end the interference by the EU, control capital, our borders and carry out laws and policies in the interest of workers, jobs and rational development of Britain outside the EU.
Yr Aflonyddwch Mawr says that waiting for a top down solution will be fatal to Steel making in Wales.
Welsh Workers taking things into their own hands first by an occupation as a prelude to setting up Welsh Steel Co-operative is a route while having its risks is less risky than doing nothing and waiting for the industry in Wales to die before our eyes.
Study : Steelworkers Co-operatives in USA.
Also the phenomenon of fabricas recuperadas ("recovered factories") is not new