Flashcards in ✅CASE STUDY - Scunthorpe Deck (14)
When did the protests in Scunthorpe occur?
How many jobs were under threat?
Where were the threatened jobs from?
Who joined residents in the protest?
Union leaders, MPs and workers
How many people signed a petition against the job losses?
Why were so many jobs threatened?
Because the Tata plant was due to close
How did the protests raise attention?
By making local people and the wider community aware of the importance of the steel plant
Whose attention did the protests catch?
The trade union and local governments
Where did workers join the marches from?
Across Yorkshire, Wales, Scotland and Teeside
What led to change in the area?
The protests reaching the local MP who then raised the issue in governmnet
What was done to the plant to save jobs?
The rent for the steelworks was reduced by the council and British Steel took over the plant
What was the main reason for potential closure of the plant?
Competition from cheap Chinese imports of steel
How are companies being encouraged to go back to using British steel?
By placing taxes on Chinese imports