Analysis: State aid - not immigration - is the debate about the EU we should have had
With the futures of British Steel and Bifab in doubt, and the need for a Green New Deal ever more urgent, should we have been having a different debate about the EU over the past decade?
AS MILLIONS of people across the UK vote today [23 May] in the European Parliamentary elections, it’s worth taking a step back from the maelstrom of British politics and reflecting on the debate we’ve been having which has brought us to this strange impasse.
ScotE3: BiFab's decline shows public ownership is needed to tackle the climate crisis
ScotE3, a coalition of climate activists campaigning for a just transition to a carbon free economy, look at the lessons which need to be learned from the decline of BiFab, an engineering firm who’s workers’ skills are needed to power a renewables revolution
STUC general secretary: What happened at BiFab "nothing short of a disgrace"
STUC general secretary Grahame Smith spoke to the STUC disabled workers conference after the announcement that BiFab has been saved from administration
THE STUC GENERAL secretary has said that what happened at engineering firm Burntisland Fabricators (BiFab) is “nothing short of a disgrace”.
Grahame Smith told the STUC disabled workers conference that “it is beyond belief” that the 1,400 jobs at yards in Fife and Lewis where under threat because of a contractual dispute between BiFab and its customer Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL).
BiFab workers marched on Holyrood amid the “biggest industrial dispute in a generation”
An estimated 1000 people joined the march in Edinburgh, organised by GMB and Unite the Union
BURNTISLAND FABRICATIONS LTD (BiFab), an engineering company which makes equipment for the oil and gas sector as well as the renewable energy industry, has said it may have to close its yards due to contract issues with Dutch-owned contractor, Seaway Heavy Lifting.
BiFab issues fresh redundancy warnings
BiFab issues fresh warning of redundancies at yards in Fife and Lewis
THE engineering firm Burntisland Fabrications has issued fresh warnings of redundancies threatening the future of the yards in Fife and Lewis and over 200 jobs, the trade union Unite has said.
Workers at BiFab staged an "historic" work-in during November last year to save the ailing company after a dispute with Dutch-based Seaway Heavy Lifting over an unpaid bill.