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23 February 2022
16 weeks of indefinite strike action by the scaffolders at British Steel Scunthorpe, solidarity strike action by other construction workers, and an extensive leverage campaign against company bosses and scabbing companies, have forced employer Actavo back to the negotiating table
10 March 2021
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).
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
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
17 January 2018
Construction workers on the Ferrybridge multi-fuel project in West Yorkshire stopped work on 12 January because workers' reported that wages had not been paid into their bank accounts
13 December 2017
Hundreds of construction workers took part in the national day of action against blacklisting on 6 December called by Unite the Union
12 December 2017
54 electricians were locked out by Balfour Beatty
29 March 2017
Construction workers protested outside Ferrybridge power station, Yorkshire on 29 March.
19 December 2016
We the undersigned, are writing this open letter in the spirit of fraternal debate amongst members of the newly merged UCATT/UNITE construction union
29 June 2016
"Let's not forget the numerous activists who have been on the more secretive blacklist other than the recent case."
11 April 2016
All work was stopped at Templeborough Waste to Energy power station
16 March 2016
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles.
9 March 2016
"Pay the rate, pay the rate!" chanted 200 engineering construction workers protesting outside the new biomass power station being built in Rotherham, South Yorkshire. The blockade by trade unionists stopped work on the site for the day.
2 March 2016
"Pay the rate, Pay the rate!" was the chant
24 February 2016
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. National FE college strike; construction workers protest against employers breaking pay agreements; Independent newspaper to close.
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