17 January 2021
The first new deep coalmine in Britain for over 30 years will go ahead in Cumbria. It will supplying coking coal for steelmaking.
5 March 2020
Chinese firm Jingye Group has confirmed plans take over British Steel at a price of £70 million, and to invest more than £1 billion in the company, which collapsed in May last year.
28 May 2019
The collapse of British Steel will be disastrous for its 5,000 workers and 20,000 others in the supply chain and it will damage British industry too.
8 June 2018
Remain-backing MP Stephen Kinnock is trying to use new US steel tarrifs to damage Brexit – but the real danger to Britain’s steel comes from Brussels.
25 January 2017
The government launched consultation over its industrial strategy on Monday 23 January. HS2 will be a real test of its intentions.
8 April 2016
We must bring strong and immediate pressure to bear on our negligent, treacherous government to maintain steelmaking in Britain.
26 February 2016
Business Secretary Sajid Javid told a manufacturing conference this week that public funds wouldn't be used to rescue steel. He didn’t add that EU rules would prohibit it.
8 February 2016
Britain’s key specialist steel centres, such as Forgemasters in Sheffield, are fighting for survival with an alliance not only of trade unions and communities but now major employers.
23 November 2015
Steel workers from across Britain demonstrated in the “steel city” of Sheffield on Saturday, demanding urgent government action to save the industry.
12 October 2015
On 12 October the liquidator of SSI Redcar announced the death of that steelworks. Over 2,000 workers will lose their jobs directly at the plant and more will be out of work as a result. This signifies a threat to Britain’s whole steel industry.
31 May 2015
Members of Community, GMB and Ucatt have voted decisively for strike action in a dispute with Tata Steel over pensions.
30 March 2015
Steel trade unions with members employed by Tata Steel are balloting for strike action over imposed changes to the pension scheme.