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Tata set to close its steel plant in Newport

Tata set to close its steel plant in Newport Tata steel has torn up promises it made just a year ago and announced the closure of its Orb electrical steels base in Newport, South Wales.

New jobs fears at British Steel

New jobs fears at British Steel Jobs could be at risk at British Steel after it is set to be bought by Oyak, the Turkish military pension fund.

Fight to save Honda jobs needs more than lobbying

Fight to save Honda jobs needs more than lobbying Honda workers marched last Saturday following the ­announcement that the car producer will close its Wiltshire plant in 2021.

Strike and occupy to save Honda Swindon

Strike and occupy to save Honda Swindon Thousands of trade unionists were set to rally in Swindon this Saturday in a bid to stop the town’s Honda car plant from closing.

Reports round-up: march for jobs at Honda

Reports round-up: march for jobs at Honda The Unite union has called a march and rally against the closure of the Honda car plant in Swindon

Brexit is not a key cause of the crisis in the car industry

Brexit is not a key cause of the crisis in the car industry Bad news has been hitting the British car industry since the start of the year. In January Jaguar Land Rover announced 4,500 redundancies, mostly in Britain.

Honda job losses - the crisis in the car industry is about capitalism, not Brexit

19 February 2019
The threat to the jobs of 3,500 Honda workers in Swindon shows bosses’ contempt for workers.

Don’t trust shipyard bosses to save jobs at Cammell Laird

11 December 2018
The Unite and GMB unions suspended a programme of rolling walkouts at Cammell Laird shipyard after bosses agreed to delay job cuts.

Eight days of strikes wins a victory on pay

27 November 2018
Workers have declared victory at Street Crane after strikes won them a 3 percent pay rise without strings.

Car industry bosses lay off hundreds to protect profits

10 November 2018
Commentators, business and union leaders, say that Brexit is to blame for car factory closures. It’s really down to firms’ fear that overproduction will hit profits, argues Sarah Bates

Shock and anger at Michelin factory closure

08 November 2018
Tyre-maker Michelin's threat to 850 jobs has to be met by action from the unions. 

Why battles over working hours are key to capitalism

18 September 2018
Bosses won’t let us benefit from advances in technology unless we fight them, argues Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Car bosses’ Brexit threats expose their weakness

04 September 2018
Alistair Farrow looks at why car industry fat cats say they might move production abroad after Brexit

Rolls-Royce workers rev up as strikes against BMW’s pension robbery spread

09 May 2017
Workers making Rolls-Royce cars in Goodwood, West Sussex, struck for the first time in almost 40 years last Friday.

Reports round-up

18 April 2017
Includes short reports from the latest strikes in manufacturing, IT services, higher education, local government, plus news from abortion rights, housing and climate change campaigns

Cash for the car bosses at Vauxhall won't help defend workers' jobs

21 February 2017
Calling on the Tories to back ‘British firms’ will only harm workers’ interests, argues Dave Sewell

Leicester food workers fight to build the union and stop pay cuts

16 February 2016
Some 300 workers at Samworth Brothers food manufacturer in Leicester met on Friday of last week to discuss bosses’ plans to cut their pay.

British economy on the slide: “Sell everything” says bank

13 January 2016
British manufacturing is in recession, undermining chancellor George Osborne’s forecasts of steady economic growth.

As Labour MP calls for nationalisation - Occupy to save Redcar

29 September 2015
Steel giant SSI’s decision to mothball its Redcar plant and throw 1,700 workers on the dole is a disgrace. The company whined that it wasn’t making enough profits.

Anger but no fight as steel plant mothballed

29 September 2015
The bosses of the last steel plant in Redcar, Teesside, announced they were “mothballing” it on Monday of this week, with the loss of 1,700 jobs. Production was “paused” earlier this month.

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