Unions representing employees at Corus, the Anglo-Dutch steelmaker, are holding a European-wide day of protest on 14 April, to show the "red card" to Sir Brian Moffat, the company's chairman.
Speaking on behalf of the unions, Michael Leahy, chair of the UK National Steel Trade Union Co-ordinating Committee, said: "Corus workers from across Europe have decided that enough is enough.
"We will hold a day of action to demand the resignation of the chairman, Sir Brian Moffat. He has led the company into crisis and he must go if it is to be turned around. That is why Corus employees and steel communities will be showing Sir Brian the red card and want to see him walking towards the tunnel.
"This will one one of the largest European trade union protests and shows the determination of the workforce. If Sir Brian won't listen, then we hope that the shareholders will see sense and sub him for a better player who will improve the Corus team's performance. The employees don't want to see Corus relegated to the 2nd division - which is inevitable if Sir Brian remains."
The National Trade Union Steel Co-ordinating Committee contains representatives from the ISTC, Amicus, T&G, GMB and UCATT unions, the unions with recognition in Corus.