Striking workers block doors of Tata Steel plant in Netherlands

Workers at the Dutch subsidiary have been unhappy since the departure last week of their CEO Theo Henrar, which prompted an angry response as he was seen as a strong advocate against Tata’s plans to cut around 1,000 jobs in the Netherlands.

Frits van Wieringen, the spokesman of the company’s works council, said Tuesday’s unplanned strike had not affected production, but that the council expected a “major action” in the short term.

“People are so angry, this situation is certain to escalate”, he said.