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7 April 2021
31 March 2021
Sparks were outside the north east England headquarters of NG Bailey in Newcastle, which, alongside Balfour Beatty, is attempting to lead the way among the giant companies deskilling electricians.
10 March 2021
10 March 2021
24 February 2021
Rank-and-file construction electricians have launched a struggle against what they see as 'multi-skilling' by bosses at the massive Hinkley Point site in Somerset to build a nuclear power station, estimated to cost £22.5 billion.
25 May 2020
The last five years has seen an average 36 construction worker deaths each year. According to the Office for National Statistics, in just four months of Covid-19 there have been 199 deaths!, writes Andy Bentley, Unite construction sector.
31 March 2020
The government says "stay at home" yet leaves the bosses to decide whether their profits are more essential, writes Keith Gibson, senior GMB union steward (personal capacity).
25 March 2020
Construction bosses have been telling workers to go to work despite the health risks
29 January 2020
Tory cabinet minister Stephen Barclay has a "gut feeling" that the 'HS2' high-speed rail link between London and the north of England will go ahead.
2 October 2019
The unofficial construction workers' dispute involving the building of a wood chip processing plant at Saltend Chemicals Park, in Hull, has been a struggle to prevent the blacklisting of two senior Unite and GMB union stewards - Paul Tattersfield and Keith Gibson.
25 September 2019
Workers building a wood chip acetylation (processing) plant in Hull walked off the job in defence of trade union agreements and against blacklisting on 24 September.
31 May 2019
13 February 2019
On the basis of class struggle, workers democratically negotiated solutions to supposedly conflicting interests
24 October 2018
The story of the catastrophic collapse of Carillion took an even more shocking turn recently
13 June 2018
Workers left unemployed and NHS projects on hold: Accountancy and legal firms will make a killing, raking in £70 million in fees, while workers face the scrapheap
9 May 2018
Crane drivers in China's construction industry have taken strike action in dozens of cities across the country
8 May 2018
An interview with Keith Gibson, a plater at the Hull Energy Works site
21 March 2018
Workers building the Hinkley C nuclear power plant in Somerset have won back unpaid wages after more than 500 staged a two-day sit-in protest
14 March 2018
A damning, yet unsurprising, February housing report reveals that zero affordable housing has been built in Manchester city centre in two years.
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