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19 January 2022
The 61 scaffolders employed by contractor Actavo, working on the British Steel works at Scunthorpe, will resume indefinite strike action on 26 January
6 January 2022
Before Christmas, the 60 or so scaffolders who work at British Steel Scunthorpe finished their twelfth week of strike action with a protest demonstration outside the offices of their contractor, Actavo, in Wakefield
1 December 2021
Scunthorpe scaffolders, now in their ninth week of strike action, were given a huge boost by the visit of Unite general secretary Sharon Graham to the picket line at British Steel
17 November 2021
Visiting the Scunthorpe scaffolders' picket line, who are fighting for agreed trade union rates of pay, on 15 November it was immediately obvious that the strikers have upped the ante against their contractor Actavo at British Steel
10 November 2021
News of the all-out strike by 60 scaffolders employed by contractor Actavo at British Steel in Scunthorpe is spreading, with Danish scaffs sending solidarity
3 November 2021
Now into their fifth week of all-out strike, the Actavo scaffolders at British Steel Scunthorpe remain solid and determined in their fight for the national industry (NAECI) rate for the job.
13 October 2021
The second week of the all-out strike by Unite the Union, involving around 60 scaffolders, got off to a flying start
3 August 2021
For years Forgemasters has teetered on the brink, being subject to takeovers and government bailouts.
31 March 2021
Liberty Steel, employing 5,000 workers, mainly located in Rotherham, has gone bust. The government has rejected a £170 million bailout demand from its tycoon boss Sanjeev Gupta.
26 January 2021
Scaffolders at the British Steel site in Scunthorpe are in a dispute over pay.
14 November 2020
Once again the jobs of thousands of Tata UK steelworkers are threatened
22 July 2020
Media reports that Tata Steel in Port Talbot is considering shutting down its two blast furnaces, and replacing them with 'greener' electric arc furnaces, which would require far less workers, have provoked anger and panic among the workforce, steel unions, and local politicians.
28 November 2019
Tata has given its steel workers the worst possible Xmas message
16 October 2019
On 12 October steelworkers from all over Britain joined hundreds of Orb workers and their families on an impressive march through Newport, South Wales, to demand that the Tata Orb steelworks in the city is saved.
24 May 2019
British Steel, the UK's second biggest steel firm, has been taken into compulsory liquidation
22 May 2019
The private steel producer could go under, threatening 5,000 jobs at its Scunthorpe and Teesside plants and a further 20,000 jobs in the supply chain
6 June 2018
Donald Trump, in rebooting his presidential campaign slogan to "Make America Great Again" is attempting to do this on the backs of the rest of the world, by introducing tariffs on US imports.
18 October 2017
Theatre: We're Still Here: Under the threat of closure, the steel workers - but not the pensioners - were forced to vote for one of two options, either of which meant a cut in pensions. 'We're Still Here' dramatises the effect of this threat on the workers.
28 September 2017
There is still massive uncertainty over the future of the Port Talbot plant and others
6 September 2017
The European Single Market is a major barrier to any incoming socialist or anti-austerity government
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