A new programme to help find jobs for steelworkers hit by a wave of redundancies will be chaired by the former deputy prime minister.Read the full story ›
More than 800 jobs have been lost at Tees Valley firms that supplied the SSI steelworks in Redcar.Read the full story ›
One month after the collapse of SSI UK, Redcar MP Anna Turley has told of her frustration at how the closure of the steelworks was handled.Read the full story ›
Steelworkers affected by the closure of the SSI steel plant in Redcar have travelled to Brussels to urge the business secretary, Sajid Javid and the European Council to take urgent action to stop the dumping of cheap Chinese steel.
Ministers from EU member states are to discuss the challenges faced by the EU steel industry, which has been suffering from falling metal prices, resulting in mass job losses across the country,including 2,000 at the SSI plant in Teesside.
The meeting comes amid growing pressure on the UK government over its failure to step in to assist the country's crisis hit steel industry, which is being hammered by a flood of subsidised Chinese steel and energy tariffs double that of their European competitors.
Redcar MP Anna Turley has responded to the latest support package for former SSI steelworkers:
I am pleased this funding has finally arrived from central government after weeks of waiting which has caused frustration and anxiety for many families.
Since the promise of £80 million was made several weeks ago, it has shrunk to £50 million and numerous obstacles to accessing it have been put in our way by Whitehall. I am relieved we can now get on with making sure this support gets to the workers, their families, and the local businesses who need it.
I know the local taskforce have put in a lot of work preparing these support schemes and my focus now will be ensuring it is delivered. With Christmas fast approaching, it is vital steelworkers and their families are not left struggling."
Four new funding packages will be available to help redundant employees deal with the impact of losing their jobs and help find new ones.Read the full story ›
The Government has issued new guidelines to encourage companies working in the public sector to buy British steel.Read the full story ›
Redcar MP Anna Turley has demanded that the Government release the money it has promised for the training of former steelworkers.Read the full story ›
Steelworkers have gathered in Westminster to call for the Government to introduce immediate measures to prevent further job losses.Read the full story ›
Workers from steel communities in Teesside will lobby MPs today as part of growing demands for Government action.Read the full story ›