Redcar Athletic to support the UK Steel Campaign on Saturday.
Our game against Crook this coming Saturday has been sponsored and supported by the UK Steel Campaign.
Redcar’s roots are firmly embedded in the steel industry, with the iconic Redcar blast furnace a staple of the skyline even despite its demolition in 2022. Residents, including thousands of workers, bid an emotional farewell to the area’s steel plant in 2015 after nearly 100 years of production.
As part of this weekend’s sponsorship, there will be a parade around the pitch, with flag bearers waving UK Steel Campaign banners and flags.
Guests from Unite Union will also be attending the game and we will have our junior sides in UK Steel Campaign t-shirts.
Redcar is built from steel. Redcar Athletic Football Club firmly backs the union’s campaign to support UK steel and create jobs, not lose them.
What do UK Steel Campaign want?
We are asking all those seeking election to give a clear answer: Whose side are you on?
We are asking them to commit to:
- Change procurement rules to let UK public contracts use 100% UK steel. This alone can create 8,000 jobs.
- Investment towards workers’ transition to Green Steel – doubling capacity to rebuild industry and grow jobs.
- Bring in electricity price caps and public ownership of the grid to make our steel even more competitive.
- Take a stake. No more money for nothing. Public investment for steel must come with solid job guarantees.
The general election is coming. Politicians of all parties will need to be clear about where they stand on the future of Steel and our communities.