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Reject Centrica blackmail on jobs and pay cuts

Reject Centrica blackmail on jobs and pay cuts Centrica, The owner of British Gas, will tell thousands of workers to accept new conditions, including no extra overtime pay, or risk losing their jobs.

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.

Real fight needed at British Steel to save jobs

Real fight needed at British Steel to save jobs Unions are calling for nationalisation, but winning that will take mass resistance.

Why protectionism won't protect workers' jobs

Why protectionism wont protect workers jobs Competing world leaders plan tariffs on trade—and some on the left back them. But these measures have nothing to do with protecting workers, argues Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Fraudsters’ feeding frenzy to grab steel workers’ pensions

Fraudsters’ feeding frenzy to grab steel workers’ pensions Attacks on steel workers’ pensions at Tata have led to a “feeding frenzy” of advisers and fraudsters looking to cash in

Sheffield steel workers fight for first pay rise in a decade

08 August 2017
Steel workers in Sheffield are planning their next strike after a two-week walkout over pay ended on Monday.

Scunthorpe: can Labour hold off the Tories in steel town?

30 May 2017
Socialist Worker visited the Lincolnshire seat as part of our tour of constituencies during the general election.

Tata steel deal comes at a heavy price—and should be rejected

08 December 2016
Bosses at Tata Steel and trade union leaders have agreed a deal over the closure of the Port Talbort steelworks in south Wales.

Reports round-up: Paralympic protesters launch week of action

07 September 2016
Disabled people are highlighting the impact of austerity alongside the Paralympic Games this week. Also: Old Firm clash hit by Glasgow workers’ action | Were steel unions missold PFF? | University workers vote on pay walkout | Ballot on pay freeze at Freightliner| Bectu members vote for merger with Prospect | CPS could charge over Kingsley death

Reject steel pensions blackmail

31 May 2016
The government wants to cut Tata steel workers’ pensions to make the firm’s remaining assets in Britain easier to sell. This would rob workers of pensions they’ve already paid for—and set a dangerous precedent.

News in brief

03 May 2016
Judges rule against Tories|Liberty House to buy Tata?|DWP staff sick of cruel policy|Rich people live longer shock

Steel fight is not won yet by a long way

26 April 2016
The Mirror newspaper heralded a “stunning victory for our campaign” to save steel jobs last week. TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady enthusiastically joined in.

People's Assembly demo arrives in Trafalgar Square: steel workers and teachers speak out

16 April 2016
ARRIVING IN Trafalgar Square, the tens of thousands of marchers on the People’s Assembly demonstration quickly filled the space. On the demonstration there were many chants of "Say hey, say ho, dodgy Dave has got to go."

Marchers slam hypocrisy of ‘Northern Powerhouse’

12 April 2016
Around 500 people marched through Sheffield last Saturday attacking the Tories’ “Northern Powerhouse” sham.

News in brief

12 April 2016
Short news stories from the last week including Tory ministers keep their grip on Tower Hamlets council, benefit cuts hit the poor again and the offshore 'saviour' of Tata Steel in Scunthorpe

LETTERS: When our factory closed we occupied - and so can steel workers

12 April 2016

Tata bosses dump their workers to save their profits

05 April 2016
Steel workers and their supporters protested in Port Talbot on Saturday against the planned closure of the steelworks.

Port Talbot protesters demand nationalisation to save steel jobs

05 April 2016
Trade unionists, campaigners and residents rallied in Port Talbot, South Wales, demanding that the town's steel works is nationalised, today, Saturday. The 60-strong protest came after a Tata Steel company insider told the bosses' Financial Times newspaper that bosses "are now going to shut it down."

Defy the logic of capitalism to save steel jobs

05 April 2016
The Tata steel workers threaten to be the latest case in which the brutal logic of capital destroys industries and working class communities. We’ve seen it again and again in the past 35 years—the miners under Margaret Thatcher and John Major, and the Luton and Longbridge car workers under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.

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