Leaked emails reveal mistreatment of rail workers ‘driven to exhaustion’
Tuesday 20th Dec 2016
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
SMALL building sites are a health and safety “basket case,” Ucatt said yesterday.
The construction union was responding to a damning report by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), whose inspectors visited 1,840 small construction sites in June, July, October and November...
Saturday 10th Dec 2016
posted by Morning Star in Britain
CONSTRUCTION union Ucatt has welcomed a parliamentary early day motion tabled by Labour MP Stephen Hepburn calling for London’s Crossrail to improve industrial relations.
Mr Hepburn tabled the motion on Monday amid concerns over blacklisting of trade union activists and...
Thursday 24th Nov 2016
A CONSTRUCTION industry watchdog has washed its hands of any responsibility for protecting building workers during extreme weather conditions.
The National House Building Council (NHBC), which is regulated by the Financial Services Authority, enforces the application of building...
Tuesday 22nd Nov 2016
A NOTORIOUS developer at the heart of Britain’s blacklisting scandal has been slammed in the Scottish Parliament for still refusing trade unions access to building sites.
Construction giant Laing O’Rourke gave funds to the now defunct Consulting Association, which compiled...
Friday 18th Nov 2016
BWI signs landmark deal to carry out safety inspections
Wednesday 16th Nov 2016
posted by Morning Star in Sport
BRITAIN’S construction industry was at its weakest for four years in the three months since June, official statistics showed yesterday.
Construction workers’ leaders called for government investment to stop the rot.
Figures from the Office for National Statistics...
Saturday 12th Nov 2016
BUILDERS are demanding an end to “inhumane” working conditions, including being forced to work through freezing temperatures and endure torrential downpours for up to 12 hours at a time.
Construction union Ucatt wrote to the chief executive of the National House Building...
CONSTRUCTION workers in Scotland launched a series of protests yesterday against developer Laing O’Rourke over its involvement in blacklisting.
The company is known in the construction industry for its aggressive opposition to trade unions.
Union Ucatt and its members are...
Friday 4th Nov 2016
Unions join forces in ‘historic moment’ for construction workers
Thursday 3rd Nov 2016