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Sheffield steel workers fight for first pay rise in a decade

Sheffield steel workers fight for first pay rise in a decade 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?

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

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

Reports round-up: Paralympic protesters launch week of action 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

Reject steel pensions blackmail 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

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."

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

12 April 2016
 

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

Marchers slam hypocrisy of ‘Northern Powerhouse’

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

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.

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.

Our answer to the steel crisis - nationalise to save jobs, not bosses' profits

05 April 2016
Labour’s leaders are right to argue for nationalisation, but it shouldn’t be a temporary phase, argues Nick Clark

LETTERS: Steel jobs should be part of the climate change solution

05 April 2016
The threat to 40,000 jobs in the steel industry and associated work in Britain is an absolute disgrace.

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."

Doctors in Egypt ready for strike against police brutality

23 February 2016
Doctors across Egypt held protests last Saturday against police brutality. Also: Chinese steel plant shut down, Morocco set for general strike

More tariffs won’t save steel jobs

09 February 2016
Steel giants Tata and ArcelorMittal posted losses last week for the last three months as low steel prices continue to eat into profits.

After Port Talbot cuts—we need a fight for steel jobs

19 January 2016
Steel firm Tata announced 1,000 new job cuts this week, including 750 at the Port Talbot steel works in South Wales.

'Constructive' trade unions aid steel bosses' blackmail

05 January 2016
Threats of closure are being used to blackmail steel workers in Scunthorpe into accepting attacks on their pay, pensions and jobs.

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