PORT Talbot steel workers have celebrated their own jubilee, at a dinner to mark silver and ruby long-timers.
Tata Steel held the event at the Aberavon Beach Hotel, to thank employees who had worked for the company for 25 and 40 years.
More than 120 people attended the dinner on June 29, representing some 1655 years of combined service for the company.
Nicola White, a Health and Safety Officer who was among the diners, joined Tata as an apprentice 25 years ago.
It was “lovely”, she said, to see some fellow apprentices that had also started with the steel company in 1987.
“It’s fantastic that Tata are recognising people’s efforts and giving something back in appreciation for their long-standing commitment to the business,” added Nicola.
Jon Ferriman, Tata Steel Strip Products Hub Director, said it was “rewarding” to see so many people on the night: “Without the hard work and dedication of our employees our company simply would not prosper.”
The coming months look set to be busy for Tata’s Port Talbot operations, he added, making it all the more important to “harness and celebrate the experience we have within the business”.
Tata holds an event to mark the 25- and 40-year milestones of Port Talbot and Newport workers twice a year.