The steelworkers' union

Community is the leading union in the UK steel industry representing thousands of steelworkers across the country.

We lead negotiations with all the major steel employers including Tata Steel, British Steel, Liberty Steel, Celsa and Outokumpu. In addition to these major companies, Community represents thousands of people at smaller steel and wire producers and stockholders.

We have unparralleled steel industry knowledge and expertise. We provide a first class service for those working in the steel industry, in both blue and white collar roles.

Our specialist steel officers, trained representatives and regional teams are all dedicated to fighting for you and fighting for our industry. Join us today.

Help and support 

Our members in steel can access our regional offices, and member service centre, with legal advisors ready to help you at work and beyond.

Better pay and safer workplaces 

By standing together, we secure better pay and safer workplaces across the steel industry. The more of us there are, the stronger we are. Join today.

Training and development

We have a range of tailored training and personal development opportunities for our members in steel. You can access all of our learning and training opportunities here.


You can save the cost of your membership with exclusive discounts, as well as financial and family support.

Fighting for our industry

Community is proud to have been the steelworkers’ union for over 100 years. We have fought for our industry through good times and bad, and are passionate about it’s future. That’s why we are a founding union of the Britain, we need our steel campaign. You can find out more about the campaign and get involved here.

Community is the steelworkers’ union. We will fight for you, and together we will fight for our industry. Join today.

Steel news

It’s time for a reshoring revolution
Community - July 4th, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
In her first major intervention since coming into post Labour’s Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves has pledged to make, buy and sell more in Britain under [...]
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Liberty steel to submit plans to industry experts
Community - July 2nd, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
Statement from the National Trade Union Steel Coordinating Committee As we know Liberty have announced plans to sell Stocksbridge and its downstream operations and focus [...]
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Victory on steel safeguards
Community - July 1st, 2021 | Reading Time: < 1 minute
The government has announced that they have reversed course on the removal of Britain’s steel safeguards. Roy Rickhuss CBE, General Secretary of Community, says: “The [...]
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Greener steel for a cleaner planet
Kate Dearden - June 17th, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
At the G7 Conference last weekend, climate change was high on the agenda.   The G7 leaders reaffirmed their commitment to net zero carbon emissions by 2050, [...]
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TRA decision threatens the very future of our steel industry
Community - June 11th, 2021 | Reading Time: < 1 minute
The TRA (Trade Remedies Authority) has today made its final recommendations to the Secretary of State for International Trade on the extension of the steel [...]
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Shadow Minister calls for steel industry safeguards 
Community - June 8th, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
Speaking on a visit today, Shadow Business Minister Seema Malhotra today reaffirmed their commitment to Britain’s steel and called for “long-term plan to support Britain’s [...]
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For the planet and for Wales, green steel is the future
Abbey Gutteridge - May 27th, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
As a young person living in the Rhymney valley, I know how important the steel industry is to Wales. Generations of families have made high [...]
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“We need leadership” – Industry calls for action to save British steel
Community - May 25th, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
Speaking to the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee today, leading figures of the steel industry called for leadership from the government and employers to [...]
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National Trade Union Steel Coordinating Committee statement on Liberty Steel
Community - May 24th, 2021 | Reading Time: < 1 minute
Responding to the news that Liberty Steel Group intends to sell Stocksbridge and its downstream plants, the narrow strip mill at Brinsworth and Performance Steels [...]
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Community joins call to Trade Secretary on steel safeguards
Community - May 20th, 2021 | Reading Time: < 1 minute
Community has today joined Unite the Union and GMB to call for Secretary of State for International Trade Liz Truss to intervene and extend the [...]
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