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10 October 2012
Blacklisting of workers in the construction industry has recently been exposed for the scourge that it is...
3 October 2012
As we reported last week, 28 workers including a Unite steward and safety rep have been dismissed from the Crossrail Westbourne Park site in west London...
26 September 2012
Twenty eight workers including a Unite steward and safety rep have been dismissed from the Crossrail project in central London...
17 September 2012
Over 40 sparks and their supporters assembled outside the Crossrail site opposite Westbourne Park tube station in London this morning...
6 September 2012
About 30 engineering construction workers held an early morning protest today (Thursday 6 September) at Meadowhall, near Sheffield, writes Alistair Tice.
13 June 2012
Hundreds of workers on the Runcorn thermal power station construction site have protested and walked out in support of laggers who are demanding that more local workers are hired
29 May 2012
Over 600 construction workers walked out of Radcliffe on Soar power station this morning in protest against the suspension of Unite health and safety rep Jason Poulter...
2 May 2012
Saturday 9 June 11am - 4pm
Friends Meeting House, Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ
* Bob Crow, transport union RMT general secretary
* Mark Serwotka, PCS general secretary
* A leading Rank and File member of the construction workers' campaign
* Kevin Courtney, NUT deputy general secretary
21 March 2012
Around 70 rank and file construction workers met in Manchester on 17 March to discuss the victory against the bosses' attempt to impose Besna contracts - cutting wages by up to 35%...
15 March 2012
National Shop Stewards Network: Over 40 construction workers protested on 14 March outside the Shard site at London Bridge. These workers were fresh from the victory over the 'Dirty Seven' construction companies
8 March 2012
Up to 150 construction workers met in London last night to review the incredible victory against the 'Dirty 7' companies and discuss the way forward
5 March 2012
The Observer newspaper front page lead story (Sunday 4th March) has revealed the involvement of the police and UK security services in the compilation of the illegal blacklist of trade unionists and safety campaigners in the building industry
23 February 2012
The BESNA struggle is over - all the remaining companies have capitulated! It's a victory for the whole union movement.
17 February 2012
Led by the 'rank and file' committee, after six months of protests, unofficial walkouts and a threatened strike, Balfour Beatty has pulled out of the BESNA contract which will cut skilled consruction workers' wages by up to 35%
9 February 2012
Unite and the rank and file electricians committee have agreed the following protests for a day of action next Wednesday
8 February 2012
Stop press: Victory!: Today, Tuesday 7 February, Len Hockey received a letter from his employer Initial stating that there is no case to answer in their attempt to discipline him...
1 February 2012
Around 40 sparks were protesting outside Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station on Wednesday 1st February to fight the imposition of the BESNA contract...
30 January 2012
On 2nd February the ballot result for Balfour Beatty workers will be known. Unite the union is expecting a legal challenge. But come what may, a mass protest is planned at Blackfriars station on 3rd February at 7am and 7pm
26 January 2012
Manchester electricians fighting the new Besna contracts because of pay cuts and deskilling, are appealing for a huge turnout on Wednesday 1 February from 7am at the town hall/central library site, writes Hugh Caffrey.
16 January 2012
The Socialist Party received this message from Alan Keays, Joint Sites Committee: 'Our dispute has reached a critical stage. Wages will be cut by 35%.'
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