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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.
20 March 2015
Blacklist Support Group secretary Dave Smith was arrested on a peaceful protest of 40 construction workers and their supporters outside the Construction News Awards in the Hilton Hotel in Park Lane on Wednesday night
21 November 2013
Comedian Mark Thomas joined blacklisting protesters outside the Merrion centre in Leeds on Wednesday 20 November
15 November 2012
As millions of workers took strike action across Europe, there was an impressive protest outside the Crossrail Tottenham Court Road site
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...
6 September 2012
About 30 engineering construction workers held an early morning protest today (Thursday 6 September) at Meadowhall, near Sheffield, writes Alistair Tice.
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...
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
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
14 December 2011
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.
30 November 2011
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%.
23 November 2011
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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