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  • Osborne blamed for 2% fall in construction since April

    GEORGE OSBORNE’S legacy as austerity chancellor was laid bare yesterday by official figures revealing that the construction sector shrank by more than 2 per cent — before Britain voted to leave the EU.

    The main factor behind the slump since April was another slowdown in...

    Saturday 16th Jul 2016

    posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain

  • Construction plummets for 2nd month

    CONSTRUCTION has plummeted for the second month in a row, official figures showed yesterday sparking accusations that the Tories have failed to get Britain building.

    British building output fell 0.3 per cent in February compared with January, which recorded a 0.4 per cent decline,...

    Saturday 16th Apr 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Unions attack planned job cuts at building skills board


    SKILLS shortages in the construction trade will spiral out of control if training supremos fall victim to savage job cuts, unions have warned.


    The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is proposing to slash a massive 30 per...

    Thursday 18th Feb 2016

    posted by Conrad Landin in Britain

  • Coping with Injury – My Union Was There for Me

    COPING with a health problem or an injury at work can be one of the greatest challenges of anyone’s life. First, the problem needs to be solved. Second, your livelihood and family need to be maintained and protected.

    Trevor Simpson, the Ucatt convener on the second phase of the...

    Saturday 6th Feb 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Features

  • Company fined over nail injury to worker

    A CONSTRUCTION company has been fined for failing to adequately protect its staff after a worker suffered a permanent eye injury from a flying nail.

    The Northampton man was hit as a colleague was attempting to fasten a piece of timber to a steel block in 2013.


    Wednesday 18th Nov 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • More grief on Teesside as 700 workers are laid off

    TEESSIDE suffered another devastating blow yesterday with the suspension of 700 workers from a construction site, writes Peter Lazenby.

    Company Air Products is building two energy-from-waste plants in Teesside.

    But it has halted building on one site and simply told workers,...

    Friday 6th Nov 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Builders celebrate a win for London Living Wage

    THE construction site at London’s iconic landmark Battersea Power Station became a better place to work yesterday after workers were awarded the London Living Wage.

    Officials for construction union Ucatt, which has been campaigning for the £9.15 an hour salary to be...

    Friday 11th Sep 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Ucatt forces umbrella companies from Yorks

    Construction union Ucatt’s campaign to kick scam “umbrella” companies out of Yorkshire is gathering pace, with many of the region’s local authorities eager to explore the bogus self-employment wheeze.

    Ucatt regional secretary Rob Morris revealed yesterday that...

    Thursday 12th Mar 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • MPs must stand up to blacklist spies

    Police snooping on Ucatt strengthens calls for full public inquiry

    Wednesday 4th Mar 2015

    posted by Conrad Landin in Britain

  • Ucatt spying shocks no-one

    This week it has been revealed that police spies infiltrated construction union Ucatt in order to gather information against trade union activists.

    The information, gathered over an extensive period, is believed to have been used to blacklist activists and undermine the work of trade...

    Wednesday 4th Mar 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial