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16 January 2012

Appeal from protesting electricians and construction workers

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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Construction workers’ strike on 14 December: Corus Redcar electricians, photo Elaine Brunskill

Construction workers’ strike on 14 December: Corus Redcar electricians, photo Elaine Brunskill

4 January 2012

Unity against wage cuts in construction

The 'Dirty 7' construction companies, who want to slash skilled workers' wages, have finally been dragged kicking and screaming to the negotiating table, writes Rob Williams, Chair, National Shop Stewards Network.

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Construction workers’ strike on 14 December: Corus Redcar electricians, photo Elaine Brunskill

Construction workers’ strike on 14 December: Corus Redcar electricians, photo Elaine Brunskill

14 December 2011

All out now to stop the sites!

The construction workers' strike on 14 December could be the biggest strike in the construction industry for almost 40 years, writes Rob Williams, Chair, National Shop Stewards Network.

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Construction workers' national protest outside the Pinnacle site, London, 9.11.11, photo Harry Smith

Construction workers' national protest outside the Pinnacle site, London, 9.11.11, photo Harry Smith

30 November 2011

Construction workers defend the JIB

Strike to fight pay cuts: The pressure is building on the 'Big 7' major construction companies who want to withdraw from the Joint Industry Board (JIB) agreement and impose the new BESNA contracts which will cut pay by up to 35%.

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Grattes managers blockaded on stairwell refuse to tell protesting electricians why they are cutting their wages by 35%

23 November 2011

Electricians occupy building company headquarters

This morning 150 construction workers occupied the head office of Grattes Brothers in Kings Cross, protesting against the tearing up of the JIB agreement.
Articles added 24.11.11: Pay-slashing construction companies lose £billions; + North East report

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23 November 2011

Construction workers fight pay cuts

The pressure is growing on the 'Big 7' construction companies who want to withdraw from the Joint Industry Board agreement and impose the new BESNA contracts which will cut workers' pay by up to 35%...

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9 November 2011

Construction workers kettled - please send urgent protests!

After the construction workers' demonstration today, 200 protesters from the demo marched off to join the student demonstration that is also taking place today, but have been kettled by the police near Blackfriars Bridge...

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Construction workers, electricians, demonstration 9 November 2011, photo by Neil Cafferky

Construction workers, electricians, demonstration 9 November 2011, photo by Neil Cafferky

9 November 2011

Sites shut as construction workers march through City of London

Today's national demonstration of construction workers in London started with a rank and file led protest outside the Pinnacle tower building site on Bishopsgate, near Liverpool Street station

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2 November 2011

Construction protests showing results

Continued protest at the Carrington paper-mill site in the north west halted traffic this morning, causing it to back up for miles. In London, protesting continued too, gaining media publicity. NB: Newcastle report added on 3.11.11

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Mick Dooley, barred from standing for UCATT general secretary after he exposed previous election to be illegal, photo by Paul Mattsson

Mick Dooley, barred from standing for UCATT general secretary after he exposed previous election to be illegal, photo by Paul Mattsson

2 November 2011

An interview with Mick Dooley

Defending building workers' rights: The election for the general secretary of the building workers' union Ucatt starts on 11 November. This election has been called after the 2009 general secretary election was found to be illegal. Then,...

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Electrician construction workers: protest at Cannon Street, London , photo Paul Mattsson

26 October 2011

'Van loads of men' turned away at Carrington paper mill site

Electrical work at the Carrington paper mill site again ground to a halt this morning. Construction workers' protests also continued in London and elsewhere

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Construction electricians protest outside Balfour Beatty

19 October 2011

Construction protests continue and Unite declares strike ballot (report with video)

This week's protest at Blackfriars Balfour Beatty site began in full darkness at 6:30am this morning.

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Electricians protesting on 12.10.11 near the Tate Modern, London, Rob Williams

12 October 2011

Construction electricians march on Blackfriars

Today up to 400 electricians and supporters marched in central London; while electricians also protested in Greater Manchester and elsewhere; and last Friday at Ratcliffe power station

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Construction workers protest at the Tyne tunnel site in North Tyneside, photo Elaine Brunskill

28 September 2011

Construction electricians invade Kings Cross station

Hundreds of construction workers held an impromptu protest and rally on the main concourse at Kings Cross train station this morning

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Construction workers protest at the Tyne tunnel site in North Tyneside, photo Elaine Brunskill

Construction workers protest at the Tyne tunnel site in North Tyneside, photo Elaine Brunskill

28 September 2011

Construction workers strike to defend agreements

On 26 September around 400 electricians from the West Burton power station site in Nottinghamshire walked out on strike for the day, writes Alistair Tice.

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Electricians invade the Farringdon construction site, 21.9.11, photo Neil Cafferky

21 September 2011

Protesting electricians enter Farringdon site

As part of the ongoing demonstrations by construction workers, hundreds of electricians invaded the Farringdon CrossRail site in London. NB: Manchester & Tyneside reports added on 22.9.11

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7 September 2011

Construction workers determined to protect pay, terms and conditions

For the third week running a London construction site was besieged by hundreds of electricians protesting at the 'Big 8' construction companies' plans to withdraw from the national JIB agreement

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Manchester electricians protesting on 31.8.11 as part of protests around the country against the employers' assault on pay and conditions. From left to right, Simon, Steve and Sean leafleted outside the Carillion site in Denton, Manchester, photo Hugh C

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31 August 2011

31st August - further day of protest by construction workers

Campaigning against the 'Big 8' construction employers' attempts to impose a 35% cut in wages, electricians and other workers protested outside the Westfield centre in East London

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24 August 2011

Construction workers fight to defend national agreements in London and Manchester

Hundreds of electricians protested outside the Balfour Beatty site at Blackfriars train station today (24 August). Workers also protested in Manchester.

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17 August 2011

Angry construction workers meet to plan strike action

Hundreds of rank-and-file workers in construction trades, mainly in Unite, attended a meeting in London on 13 August to discuss the attacks on their various national agreements and the need for a fightback, writes Kevin Parslow.

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