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20 October 2021
"The picket line is here and we're not leaving": Around 60 scaffolders, members of Unite the Union, who work on the maintenance contract at British Steel in Scunthorpe, are on all-out strike to win the industry rate for the job
6 October 2021
"I've worked here eleven years and only ever had one pay rise", one scaffolder told me on the picket line. Another added: "That was three years ago but was self-funded!"
23 February 2021
Back to Scunthorpe steelworks this morning to support the scaffolders in their fifth week of taking strike action to win the industry Blue Book rate for the job.
17 February 2021
Around 50 scaffolders, members of Unite employed by Brand Energy at Scunthorpe steelworks, are now in their fourth week of strike action
26 January 2021
Scaffolders at the British Steel site in Scunthorpe are in a dispute over pay.
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
25 July 2016
A job seeker sent the following account to the Socialist of his recent experience of having his benefits withdrawn.
20 April 2016
"After Labour bailed out the bankers, are the Tories to be remembered as the party that let our steel industry die?" said the rabid right-wing, pro-Tory Daily Mail
20 April 2016
If Tata can't find a buyer it will sack 15,000 workers. Three times as many support workers will also lose their jobs. Reports have surfaced that the company will set 28 May as the deadline date, meaning workers have just over a month to save their jobs and communities.
6 January 2016
The SNP government continues to orientate its taskforce towards finding a private buyer rather than using the option of nationalisation.
9 December 2015
The consultation period over the threatened Tata steel plants in Motherwell, Clydebridge and Scunthorpe has ended.
2 December 2015
The Socialist newspaper is indispensable when campaigning. For just £1 you can pick up anti-austerity news.
25 November 2015
Hundreds of steelworkers from across all the steelmaking heartlands of Britain - Wales, Scotland and the north of England - took to the streets of Sheffield on 21 November to demand government action to save the steel industry.
11 November 2015
1,000 steelworkers and supporters marched
1 November 2015
Whoops and cheers greeted Jeremy Corbyn's visit to Scunthorpe
29 October 2015
Workers and communities don't have to accept massive cuts and closures as inevitable.
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