Category: Steel

Community and UK Steel welcome publication of UK Tariff Rate Quotas by the European Commission
Community - October 30th, 2020
The UK steel sector breathed a sigh of relief this morning as the European Commission has, at last, published proposed Tariff Rate Quota allocations for [...]
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Britain’s manufacturing industry must feature in Build Back Greener initiatives
Community - October 6th, 2020
Today, in a speech to Conservative Party Conference, Boris Johnson announced that he plans to make the UK a 'world leader' in wind energy. As [...]
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Response to news of job cuts at Sheffield Forgemasters
Community - October 1st, 2020
Today Sheffield Forgemasters, who are based in Sheffield and specialise in the production of large bespoke steel castings and forgings, announced 95 redundancies. These redundancies [...]
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Why we’re supporting the European Steel Action Day
Alasdair McDiarmid - October 1st, 2020
Europe’s steel industry employs hundreds of thousands of skilled steelworkers and provides the essential foundation for the continent’s manufacturing sector. There’s no doubt the industry [...]
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A strong steel industry would support post-pandemic recovery
Community - September 24th, 2020
Roy Rickhuss and Ed Miliband penned a joint op ed for The Times about the future of the steel industry in the UK. You can [...]
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Government must act to save jobs and industries
Community - September 23rd, 2020
Today, Community have written to the Prime Minister calling for urgent action to protect industries and save jobs. You can read our letter here: Dear [...]
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Britain We Need Our Steel
Community - July 9th, 2020
Today, Britain’s three steel unions, Community, GMB and Unite will launch a joint campaign for the future of the steel industry in the UK. Through [...]
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Why Britain needs our steel
Roy Rickhuss - July 9th, 2020
Britain is made from steel. Whether we are travelling by car, train or plane, it is the steels we produce that make it possible. The [...]
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Orb works closure is failure of industrial strategy
Community - July 3rd, 2020
The Orb Works in Newport closed for the last time today (3 July). The final shift left the works at 1pm. Local politicians gathered alongside [...]
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Celsa Steel agrees emergency loan from government
Community - July 2nd, 2020
Commenting on the news that Celsa Steel has agreed an emergency loan from the government, Roy Rickhuss, General Secretary of the steelworkers’ trade union Community, [...]
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