Category: Steel

Steel inquiry welcome move
Community - April 27th, 2021
The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee has today launched an inquiry examining the current challenges facing the steel industry and issues concerning the sector’s long-term [...]
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Why the steel industry needs support today
Alasdair McDiarmid - April 8th, 2021
The struggles the UK steel industry faces today are not known by everyone, but they are comprehensive. In recent history, the steel industry has been [...]
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The case for intervention at Liberty Steel
Alasdair McDiarmid - March 29th, 2021
For those that understand our steel industry, it is hard to read articles like Oliver Shah’s “Too big to fail? No – Gupta’s steel empire [...]
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Statement on Liberty Steel bailout
Community - March 29th, 2021
Following media reports that government has rejected a request from GFG for a £170m bailout, Roy Rickhuss CBE, General Secretary of Community, says: “We’re in [...]
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An update on Liberty Steel Dalzell
Community - March 25th, 2021
Yesterday, the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Tourism Fergus Ewing made a speech to the Scottish Parliament on the implications of the administration of [...]
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UK steel industry could expand in transition to Zero Carbon future, report reveals
Community - March 17th, 2021
The decarbonisation of the steel industry provides Britain with an opportunity to stimulate domestic production and take a lead in the new Green Industrial Revolution [...]
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Statement from the National Trade Union Steel Coordinating Committee
Community - March 9th, 2021
Meeting with Sanjeev Gupta 9th March The news that Greensill has filed for administration, and the speculation about what this means for Liberty Steel, is extremely [...]
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Steel industry, unions, and cross-party MPs call for ambitious green plan for sector to support levelling up and deliver a net zero future
Community - February 16th, 2021
New report, welcomed by Ed Miliband and Miriam Cates, argues bold action is needed in the year of COP26 to make the UK a world-leading clean [...]
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Extension of UK steel safeguards
Community - February 9th, 2021
The three 'steel unions' Community, Unite and GMB have come together to call for the extension of the steel safeguards beyond 30th June 2021. The following [...]
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Automation in the workplace: a member story
Community - February 3rd, 2021
We talk to Andy Campbell, Traffic Controller for British Steel about how training and qualifications have made him more confident about moving onto other industries [...]
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