Unite News http://www.google.co.uk/ The latest stories Unite. en-gb Tue, 31 Jul 2012 22:32:57 GMT Copyright (C) www.rippleffect.com 15 Unite demands government action to defend UK steelworkers against threat of US steel tariffs US President Donald Trump's proposed hike in steel tariffs could be ‘devastating’ for the UK steel industry and manufacturing. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-demands-government-action-to-defend-uk-steelworkers-against-threat-of-us-steel-tariffs/default.aspx tcm:11-33798 Fri, 2 Mar 2018 10:47:22 -0000 Steel unions tell Tata Steel bosses to return bonuses “Steelworkers have taken tough decisions to secure the future of our industry, yet it seems management don’t want to share the burden. Stuffing their pockets with millions of pounds in bonuses is a slap in the face to every one of Tata’s loyal steelworkers." http://www.unitetheunion.org/campaigning/save-our-steel/steel-unions-tell-tata-steel-bosses-to-return-bonuses/default.aspx tcm:11-31629 Thu, 13 Jul 2017 14:07:30 -0000 NTUSCC statement on Tata Steel ballot At the meeting, all representatives from every union – Unite, GMB and Community - unanimously agreed to recommend that you vote ‘YES’ to accept the proposals. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/ntuscc-statement-on-tata-steel-ballot/default.aspx tcm:11-29762 Thu, 26 Jan 2017 18:00:00 -0000 Ministers urged to ‘Save our Steel’ and adopt cross party steel blueprint Published on the same day as the government outlines its industrial strategy, the ‘Steel 2020’ report lays out a blueprint for the UK’s crisis hit steel industry drawing on evidence submitted by the industry, unions and the workforce, trade bodies, politicians and local authorities. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/ministers-urged-to-save-our-steel-and-adopt-cross-party-steel-blueprint/default.aspx tcm:11-29704 Mon, 23 Jan 2017 13:11:27 -0000 Tata Steel urged to give ‘cast iron’ guarantees to end the ‘rollercoaster of uncertainty’ Reminding Tata of its promise to be a responsible seller, Unite said it would seek to engage positively with prospective buyers of Tata’s speciality steel and tubes business. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/tata-steel-urged-to-give-cast-iron-guarantees-to-end-the-rollercoaster-of-uncertainty/default.aspx tcm:11-27396 Fri, 8 Jul 2016 18:35:07 -0000 Unite warns Tata against a ‘fire sale’ and allowing Port Talbot to ‘wither on the vine’ Reminding Tata of its promise to act responsibly, Unite warned the company against ducking its promises and conducting a ‘fire sale’ of its speciality steel business while allowing Port Talbot and its UK strips business to ‘wither on the vine’. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-warns-tata-against-a-fire-sale-and-allowing-port-talbot-to-wither-on-the-vine/default.aspx tcm:11-27373 Thu, 7 Jul 2016 11:04:12 -0000 ‘March of the steelworkers’ urges Tata to be a responsible seller Hundreds of steelworkers from Unite will be joining fellow steelworkers from the Community and GMB unions in a ‘march of the steelworkers’ in London later today to remind the government and Tata Steel to ‘Save our Steel’. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/march-of-the-steelworkers-urges-tata-to-be-a-responsible-seller/default.aspx tcm:11-26854 Wed, 25 May 2016 09:41:35 -0000 European parliament’s vote to protect UK jobs and industry welcomed by Unite If China is granted market-economy status it would make it more difficult to impose steep tariffs on Chinese goods. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/european-parliaments-vote-to-protect-uk-jobs-and-industry-welcomed-by-unite/default.aspx tcm:11-26695 Thu, 12 May 2016 14:56:02 -0000 Steel support package ‘positive’ news for steelworkers and their families, says Unite “In pledging to take a stake, government ministers have responded to the calls of the steel unions, politicians, industry and the public alike, who all recognise that we need a successful steel industry or we will cease to be a manufacturing power house." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/steel-support-package-positive-news-for-steelworkers-and-their-families-says-unite/default.aspx tcm:11-26406 Thu, 21 Apr 2016 14:48:41 -0000 Steelworkers vote to accept rescue plan to secure jobs and a future for steel Unite national officer Harish Patel said: “Unite recognises that this will have been a difficult decision to take for many, but by agreeing to make these short-term sacrifices members have secured a future for steelmaking in Scunthorpe and the long product division’s other sites." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/steelworkers-vote-to-accept-rescue-plan-to-secure-jobs-and-a-future-for-steel/default.aspx tcm:11-26368 Tue, 19 Apr 2016 16:12:42 -0000 Unite warns ministers against leaving Scunthorpe steelworkers ‘high and dry’ Welcoming the announcement, Unite said the imminent deal was a testament to the workforce and demonstrated that steel production in the UK can have a future if the government ‘stepped up to the plate’ and was prepared to throw a ‘protective arm’ around the industry. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-warns-ministers-against-leaving-scunthorpe-steelworkers-high-and-dry/default.aspx tcm:11-26273 Mon, 11 Apr 2016 12:19:15 -0000 Minster sees for himself importance of national asset Port Talbot to UK manufacturing Tony Burke: “Mr Javid saw first-hand the scale of this site and could witness this dedicated workforce doing what they do best, which is delivering for British manufacturing. We underlined again the need to keep this business together because that is the only way to sustain the UK as a manufacturing nation." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/minster-sees-for-himself-importance-of-national-asset-port-talbot-to-uk-manufacturing/default.aspx tcm:11-26250 Thu, 7 Apr 2016 17:02:01 -0000 More PR photo calls won’t cut it, we need action to save our steel, says Unite "When he meets steelworkers, Sajid Javid needs to commit to ensuring British steel can compete on a level playing field by promising to drop his opposition to higher EU tariffs of cheap Chinese steel and honour the commitments to help with energy costs which were quietly watered down by George Osborne in his budget." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/more-pr-photo-calls-wont-cut-it-we-need-action-to-save-our-steel-says-unite/default.aspx tcm:11-26169 Fri, 1 Apr 2016 09:30:31 -0000 Renationalise steel now, Unite urges government Commenting on the now uncertain future for the Tata steel operation in the UK Len McCluskey said today that the growing chorus of calls for renationalisation cannot be ignored by the Conservative government. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/renationalise-steel-now-unite-urges-government/default.aspx tcm:11-26140 Wed, 30 Mar 2016 08:50:55 -0000 Government must intervene to ‘save our steel’ as Tata puts UK steel up for sale Unite called for the UK government to honour promises to secure a future for the British steel industry by intervening to save our steel amid reports that Tata was putting its UK steel plants up for sale. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/government-must-intervene-to-save-our-steel-as-tata-puts-uk-steel-up-for-sale/default.aspx tcm:11-26138 Tue, 29 Mar 2016 22:41:40 -0000 Unite urges Tata and the UK government to show their steel "The UK government must take a more interventionist approach in securing the future of Port Talbot and steelmaking across the UK." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-urges-tata-and-the-uk-government-to-show-their-steel/default.aspx tcm:11-26132 Tue, 29 Mar 2016 12:41:19 -0000 Government urged to back European plans to tackle cheap Chinese steel dumping Government ministers are under fire for blocking attempts to scrap the lesser duty rule while the crisis hit British steel industry battles for survival in the face of cheap Chinese imports. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/government-urged-to-back-european-plans-to-tackle-cheap-chinese-steel-dumping/default.aspx tcm:11-25984 Wed, 16 Mar 2016 16:50:55 -0000 Steelworkers head to Brussels to ‘save our steel’ as ministers accused of ‘betrayal’ Monday’s march to European Commission and European Parliament comes as the UK government stands accused of betraying steelworkers after it emerged that the secretary of state for business, Sajid Javid MP, had blocked the EU from putting higher trade tariffs on cheap Chinese steel. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/steelworkers-head-to-brussels-to-save-our-steel-as-ministers-accused-of-betrayal/default.aspx tcm:11-25629 Fri, 12 Feb 2016 15:32:55 -0000 Tata Steel urged to commit to UK steelmaking amid renewed calls for government action Unite also warned ministers they were turning their backs on the steel industry by failing to turn guidance on procurement for infrastructure projects into orders. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/tata-steel-urged-to-commit-to-uk-steelmaking-amid-renewed-calls-for-government-action/default.aspx tcm:11-25557 Thu, 4 Feb 2016 16:58:54 -0000 £30m boost for beleaguered Sheffield Forgemasters gets ‘thumbs up’ from Unite Unite today welcomed the news that Babcock International, BAE Systems and Rolls Royce Holdings had agreed to underwrite bank loans to the steelmaker in a deal brokered by the MoD http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/30m-boost-for-beleaguered-sheffield-forgemasters-gets-thumbs-up-from-unite/default.aspx tcm:11-25463 Fri, 29 Jan 2016 12:59:39 -0000 Sheffield Forgemasters sheds jobs as calls intensify for ministers to ‘save our steel’ The steel industry needs cast iron guarantees that if it’s built for Britain it uses British steel http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/sheffield-forgemasters-sheds-jobs-as-calls-intensify-for-ministers-to-save-our-steel/default.aspx tcm:11-25343 Wed, 20 Jan 2016 09:27:27 -0000 Failure to decisively support steel leaves the industry on the verge of ‘wipe out’ warns Unite “The knock on effects of these latest job losses will be felt throughout the supply chain and the wider manufacturing community across the UK torpedoing George Osborne’s promise to rebalance the economy." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/failure-to-decisively-support-steel-leaves-the-industry-on-the-verge-of-wipe-out-warns-unite/default.aspx tcm:11-25298 Mon, 18 Jan 2016 10:14:10 -0000 UK steelworkers in national rally to ‘Save our Steel’ Hundreds of steelworkers and their families from steel communities across the UK will be travelling to Sheffield this Saturday for a national ‘Save our Steel’ rally. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/uk-steelworkers-in-national-rally-to-save-our-steel/default.aspx tcm:11-24740 Tue, 17 Nov 2015 14:25:06 -0000 UK steelworkers in Brussels demo to ‘Save our Steel’ and end cheap steel ‘dumping’ UK steelworkers will be in Brussels urging business secretary Sajid Javid and his European counterparts to take urgent action to stop the dumping of cheap Chinese steel at the emergency EU council of ministers. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/uk-steelworkers-in-brussels-demo-to-save-our-steel-and-end-cheap-steel-dumping/default.aspx tcm:11-24632 Mon, 9 Nov 2015 09:38:42 -0000 Scunthorpe steelworkers in march and rally to ‘Save Our Steel’ Speakers at the rally include Roy Rickhuss, general secretary of Community, Unite assistant general secretary Tony Burke, Nick Dakin MP, John Mann MP, Martin Foster, Unite convenor and David Hulse national officer for the GMB. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/scunthorpe-steelworkers-in-march-and-rally-to-save-our-steel/default.aspx tcm:11-24619 Fri, 6 Nov 2015 10:05:12 -0000 Steelworkers head to parliament to call for action to ‘Save our Steel’ Steelworkers from across the country will be travelling to the House of Commons to urge MPs and the government to 'Save our Steel' http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/steelworkers-head-to-parliament-to-call-for-action-to-save-our-steel/default.aspx tcm:11-24525 Tue, 27 Oct 2015 14:54:04 -0000 Unite blasts ‘woefully inadequate’ government support package for Scunthorpe steelworkers “This is a woefully inadequate response from the government to support a town and industry which is being rocked by job losses." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-blasts-woefully-inadequate-government-support-package-for-scunthorpe-steelworkers/default.aspx tcm:11-24492 Fri, 23 Oct 2015 11:24:51 -0000 The USW stands in solidarity with Unite and steelworkers across the UK The United Steelworkers stand in solidarity with Unite and steelworkers across the United Kingdom at Tata, SSI and Caparo who are facing the devastating consequences of unfair Chinese dumping and government inaction. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/the-usw-stands-in-solidarity-with-unite-and-steelworkers-across-the-uk/default.aspx tcm:11-24475 Thu, 22 Oct 2015 17:15:29 -0000 Government’s failure to act results in a ‘dark day’ for steel says Unite The confirmation that Tata Steel plans to cut 1,200 jobs in Scunthorpe and Scotland was a ‘dark day’ which would damage steel communities and hit supply chains hard http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/governments-failure-to-act-results-in-a-dark-day-for-steel/default.aspx tcm:11-24426 Tue, 20 Oct 2015 11:19:53 -0000 Unite warns of ‘domino effect’ gripping steel industry as Caparo faces administration Unite vowed to do everything in its power to protect jobs and skills at Caparo Industries and the wider steel industry. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-warns-of-domino-effect-gripping-steel-industry-as-caparo-faces-administration/default.aspx tcm:11-24416 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 16:08:55 -0000 Time ticking on crisis hit UK steel industry, warns Unite amid rumours of Tata job losses Time is ticking on the UK’s steel industry and urgent action from the government, not platitudes, is needed http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/time-ticking-on-crisis-hit-uk-steel-industry-warns-unite-amid-rumours-of-tata-job-losses/default.aspx tcm:11-24395 Fri, 16 Oct 2015 17:03:34 -0000 Unite calls for an industrial strategy with a ‘heart of steel’ ahead of steel summit Britain’s largest union will be urging ministers to keep the coke ovens at Redcar burning and develop an industrial strategy with a ‘heart of steel’ at the steel summit in Rotherham. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-calls-for-an-industrial-strategy-with-a-heart-of-steel-ahead-of-steel-summit/default.aspx tcm:11-24381 Thu, 15 Oct 2015 16:51:56 -0000 Government accused of ‘snuffing the light out’ on steelmaking in Redcar Unite accused the government of allowing the ‘light to be snuffed out’ on steelmaking in Teesside, following the announcement that coke ovens and blast furnace at the SSI Redcar steel mill would be closed. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/government-accused-of-snuffing-the-light-out-on-steelmaking-in-redcar/default.aspx tcm:11-24348 Mon, 12 Oct 2015 16:37:38 -0000 Government urged to keep Redcar coke ovens alight amid steelworker support package warnings Unite urged ministers to intervene and keep the coke ovens at the Redcar steelworks warm so that production could be resumed in the future and warned that its support package for SSI steelworkers was a ‘drop in the ocean’. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/government-urged-to-keep-redcar-coke-ovens-alight-amid-steelworker-support-package-warnings/default.aspx tcm:11-24241 Fri, 2 Oct 2015 15:00:34 -0000