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  • Steel workers win good pay rise after years of struggle

    STEELWORKERS have won a £1,500 pay rise after battling against pay restraint for a decade.

    General union GMB announced yesterday that its members at Rom Ltd, a small reinforcement bar manufacturer in Witham, central Essex, had secured a strong three-year deal.

    The deal...

    Wednesday 16th Aug 2017

    posted by Conrad Landin in Britain

  • Tata must honour its pledge to steel workers

    Tata’s failure to justify dumping its workers’ pensions would almost be funny if it didn’t herald disastrous changes for Britain’s steel industry. This crisis, warns LAURENCE PLATT

    Thursday 23rd Feb 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Features

  • Steelworkers back pension changes to safeguard jobs

    STEELWORKERS overwhelmingly voted for changes to their pension scheme yesterday following promises of new investment in the industry.

    Following a 3-1 endorsement by the Unite, GMB and Community unions, Tata Steel bosses will now close the British Steel Pension Scheme to future accrual...

    Thursday 16th Feb 2017

    posted by Conrad Landin in Britain

  • McCluskey irked by Tories’ Brexit priorities

    UNITE leader Len McCluskey called on ministers yesterday to “come clean” over a leaked list dividing British industries into high, medium and low priority in the Brexit negotiations.

    The leaked list, published in The Times newspaper, describes the beleaguered steel industry...

    Saturday 11th Feb 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Ministers ‘must do more for Britain’s steel industry’

    MINISTERS must do more to secure steel jobs despite the welcome sale of Tata’s Speciality Steels section, workers and Labour said yesterday.

    Shadow steel minister Gill Furniss said Wednesday’s £100 million deal with Liberty House was “hugely important” but...

    Friday 10th Feb 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Ministers told to buy British steel for HS2

    MINISTERS must commit to “buying British,” the TUC said yesterday as the government set out its preferred route for the second high-speed railway.

    The controversial HS2 project will head from London to the West Midlands before forking into sections through Manchester and...

    Wednesday 16th Nov 2016

    posted by Conrad Landin in Britain

  • Belgium: Steel unions demand EU imports clampdown

    THOUSANDS of steelworkers from across Europe marched to the EU headquarters in Brussels yesterday to demand protection from cheap Chinese imports.

    British unions Unite and GMB joined the protest of up to 12,000 organised by the European Trade Union Confederation and IndustriALL...

    Thursday 10th Nov 2016

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Worker blasts ‘criminal’ Tory handling of steel

    Tata rep hits out at politicians and bosses who have left industry to rot

    Tuesday 13th Sep 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Port Talbot sees 250 job losses in latest steel blow

    BRITAIN’S steel industry suffered another blow yesterday with the announcement of 250 job losses at Port Talbot steelworks in Wales.

    Fairwater Fabrications, an engineering company which has been involved in the steel industry for over 35 years, has gone into liquidation as a...

    Friday 22nd Jul 2016

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • May tries to show she supports Welsh steel

    THERESA MAY will visit Wales today in a bid to demonstrate the government’s commitment to helping the country’s ailing steel industry.

    Question marks still hang over the future of Britain’s biggest steelworks in Port Talbot, the closure of which would destroy at least...

    Monday 18th Jul 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain