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  • Newcastle council plans to cut wages by up to a third


    COUNCIL workers in Newcastle face losing up to a third of their wages under plans announced yesterday after the Tory government slashed the council’s funding again.

    A coalition of unions including public service union Unison, construction union Ucatt and general unions GMB and...

    Wednesday 2nd Nov 2016

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Crossrail ‘bullying unionised workers’


    by Steve Sweeney

    WORKERS on the Crossrail project face an escalating campaign of intimidation by management, including the threat of being run over by a lorry, construction union Ucatt revealed yesterday.

    The union has asked London Mayor Sadiq Khan to intervene and...

    Friday 28th Oct 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Building trade ‘must be part of agencies probe’


    BUILDERS demanded yesterday that they be included in a probe into bogus self-employment and agency labour that are “rife” in construction.

    In a letter to Finanace Secretary Jane Ellison, the Ucatt union raised concerns over the use of umbrella and payroll companies and...

    Thursday 27th Oct 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Crossrail union reps ‘told they’d be mown down’


    CONSTRUCTION union organisers have been harassed, intimidated and even threatened with being run down by lorries at the Crossrail project in London, it was revealed yesterday.

    Ucatt has been attempting to recruit workers on the £13 billion Costain ATC project.

    The union...

    Friday 21st Oct 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • The last resort: go self-employed


    THE number of people who are self-employed has soared over the past decade but their earnings have plummeted, according to a study published yesterday.

    Research body the Resolution Foundation said that the number of workers defined as self-employed has shown a “remarkable”...

    Tuesday 18th Oct 2016

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Unions threaten to sue Fifa over Qatar


    Ucatt backs Dutch union amid abuse of migrant workers

    Tuesday 11th Oct 2016

    posted by Kadeem Simmonds in Sport

  • Call for end to right to buy


    BUILDING workers’ union Ucatt renewed its call for an end to the “destructive” right-to-buy scheme yesterday after figures showed that new council home construction started last year would replace only a fraction of those sold off.

    Social housing that was a...

    Friday 12th Aug 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Call for action to stop building slide


    URGENT government action is needed to save Britain’s construction industry from spiralling into further decline, trade unions demanded yesterday.

    The call from the TUC and construction union Ucatt came after research organisation Markit published data revealing declining activity...

    Wednesday 3rd Aug 2016

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • ‘Thousands of jobs put at risk’ by delay


    Unions ‘bewildered’ at Hinkley C dilly-dallying

    Saturday 30th Jul 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Poll infiltrated by ‘bogus’ votes


    by Will Stone and Peter Lazenby

    A CAMPAIGN organisation has been forced to rerun its members poll for the Labour leadership election after “at least” hundreds of votes appeared to be made from the same computer.

    The Socialist Health Association, which...

    Wednesday 27th Jul 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain


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