Category: Steel

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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Infrastructure spending must support UK industry
Community - June 30th, 2020
Responding to the Prime Minister’s announcement of £5 billion in infrastructure spending, Roy Rickhuss, General Secretary of the steelworkers’ trade union, Community said: “We of [...]
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Liberty Steel production to increase – plans announced
Community - June 22nd, 2020
Liberty Steel has outlined plans to increase production at its Rotherham steel operations, with a target of 1 million tonnes per annum. This includes increasing [...]
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Community - May 29th, 2020
Today the Chancellor has announced details of changes to both the Job Retention Scheme (the furlough scheme) and the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme. Responding to [...]
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Safe working guidance agreed for steel industry
Community - May 12th, 2020
The steel trade unions and UK Steel have published updated safe working guidance following the Prime Minister’s return to work message to manufacturers. The extensive [...]
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Furlough scheme must evolve to support short-time working
Roy Rickhuss - May 6th, 2020
Roy Rickhuss argues that the Job Retention Scheme needs to evolve into support for short-time working to support business through the recovery. This piece was [...]
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Community meets Labour’s Shadow treasury team to discuss support for the steel industry
Community - April 29th, 2020
This week, General Secretary Roy Rickhuss and Operations Director Alasdair McDiarmid met with Wes Streeting from Labour’s Shadow treasury team to discuss issues in the [...]
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