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
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
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
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.
Friday 21st Oct 2016
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
Ucatt backs Dutch union amid abuse of migrant workers
Tuesday 11th Oct 2016
posted by Kadeem Simmonds in Sport
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
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
Unions ‘bewildered’ at Hinkley C dilly-dallying
Saturday 30th Jul 2016
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