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1

When did the protests in Scunthorpe occur?

2015

2

How many jobs were under threat?

900

3

Where were the threatened jobs from?

Tata steel

4

Who joined residents in the protest?

Union leaders, MPs and workers

5

How many people signed a petition against the job losses?

3000

6

Why were so many jobs threatened?

Because the Tata plant was due to close

7

How did the protests raise attention?

By making local people and the wider community aware of the importance of the steel plant

8

Whose attention did the protests catch?

The trade union and local governments

9

Where did workers join the marches from?

Across Yorkshire, Wales, Scotland and Teeside

10

What led to change in the area?

The protests reaching the local MP who then raised the issue in governmnet

11

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

12

What was the main reason for potential closure of the plant?

Competition from cheap Chinese imports of steel

13

How are companies being encouraged to go back to using British steel?

By placing taxes on Chinese imports

14

Why may TNCs such as British Steel be put off running plants such as Scunthorpe?

Because of rising steel production costs