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Marchers slam hypocrisy of ‘Northern Powerhouse’

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

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

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.

Steel workers - sacked before Christmas with no fightback in sight

15 December 2015
The mass steel job losses announced by Tata Steel in October are beginning.

Hundreds-strong march in Sheffield to save steel jobs

24 November 2015
Around 500 steel workers marched through Sheffield last Saturday demanding government action to save jobs.

Union leaders must build a bigger fight to save steel jobs

17 November 2015
As steel unions prepared for a mass rally against job losses in Sheffield this Saturday bosses warned of deeper cuts.

Steel workers take to the streets to demand action

10 November 2015
Over 2,000 steel workers and supporters marched through Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, on Tuesday of this week chanting, “Save our steel”.

Steel workers to march as more jobs are slashed

03 November 2015
Metals company Caparo Industries announced 452 job cuts on Friday of last week, after going into administration last month. 

Dozens of steel workers lobby parliament ahead of demonstration in Scunthorpe

28 October 2015
Dozens of steel workers from across Britain came to parliament today, Wednesday, to lobby MPs for government intervention to stop job losses.

Steel workers in ‘fight for their lives’ over Tata cuts

27 October 2015
Furious steel workers are calling for support in their fight against closures and job losses.

The fight for steel last time

27 October 2015
In 1980 steel bosses announced a series of closures and job cuts to gut the industry. It was the newly elected Tory government’s first major confrontation with organised workers.

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