Today’s top news stories: M25 workers in strike vote

It’s only Monday (February 19) and it’s already been a busy week for Unite. Below is a selection of today’s top news stories: Balfour Beatty workers angry over profitable firm’s below inflation pay offer Around 150 M25 maintenance workers employed by Balfour Beatty are being balloted for strike action over pay, Unite said today. The […]

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Port Talbot fights for steel

The Port Talbot community joined Unite steelworkers, officers and activists for the union’s biggest demonstration to date on Saturday (February 17) in the fight to save steel jobs. Unite general secretary Sharon Graham joined the protest and gave an impassioned speech in a rallying cry for the thousands of jobs now at risk at Tata’s […]

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Rally for steel

Unite general secretary Sharon Graham will be among the speakers at the trade union steel rally taking place in Port Talbot this Saturday (February 17). The rally will be followed by a march around the town centre involving trade unions and members of local businesses and organisations. The march and rally will allow local people […]

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Our community is not for sale! 

A community gathered together in solidarity to say no to job cuts at Tata Steel in Port Talbot today (February 1) placing hundreds of signs of support saying “UK Steel Jobs Not For Sale” in gardens and outside houses across the town. The estate agent-style boards spread across the Westlands Estate, Windsor Village and Village […]

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‘We must keep up the fight’

Unite staged a demonstration outside Parliament’s Portcullis House to coincide with Tata Steel bosses giving evidence to a select committee hearing on the steel industry on Wednesday (January 31). The packed protest brought together Unite steel reps, activists and supporters who sent a loud and clear message that they will not stand for needless job […]

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Steelworkers head to Parliament

Unite members from Port Talbot steelworks descended on Parliament earlier this week (January 23) ahead of an opposition day debate on protecting the UK’s steel industry. The debate was called following an announcement last week that Tata Steel is planning to close its blast furnaces with the potential loss of more than 2,800 jobs. Below […]

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‘Bringing people together’

Port Talbot sports teams and steel workers rallied at the beachfront on Saturday (November 11) to demand political action to save the industry. The rally comes as a petition calling on politicians to sign up to Unite’s Workers’ Plan for Steel reached over 21,000 signatures. Local sports teams in attendance will included Afan Lido FC, […]

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‘Future-proofing for the next generation’

Unite’s Workers’ Plan for Steel campaign has lit a fire in people from all walks of life — and all ages. Last week, the campaign held a day of action in the UK’s major steel towns including Port Talbot, Scunthorpe and Sheffield. The campaign has only just begun but it’s already making major waves. And […]

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Unite steel campaign goes to ShunkFest

Unite took its Workers’ Plan for Steel campaign straight to the heart of Port Talbot, at the ShunkFest 2023 music and culture festival last weekend (October 14-15). ShunkFest featured more than two dozen bands, including headliners, alt-rock band Trampolene and ‘shoegaze’ duo Pastel, over the two days of the festival. Unite’s organising and leverage team […]

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