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19 December 2016

Letter from blacklisted construction workers

We the undersigned, are writing this open letter in the spirit of fraternal debate amongst members of the newly merged UCATT/UNITE construction union

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24 August 2016

Corbyn union nominations round-up and view from the workplace

#KeepCorbyn: More trade unions have announced they are backing Corbyn in the Labour leadership contest. Meanwhile, a minority have endorsed right winger Owen Smith in a joint letter to the Daily Mirror. Union members respond.

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4 May 2016

Workplace news in brief

Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles including Blacklisting victory, Leicester teachers campaign and POA conference.

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9 March 2016

"Pay the rate" demand construction workers

"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.

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24 February 2016

Workplace news in brief

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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14 October 2015

Glasgow's trade unions demand 'no-cuts' budget from council

Trade unions in Glasgow City Council call on all elected politicians in the city to use all available financial mechanisms to hold off any further cuts while leading a fight to win more money for the city.

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2 September 2015

Workplace news in brief

Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles.

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2 September 2015

'Pay the rate' construction protests continue on Teesside

Protests have continued at the Wilton complex in Teesside over pay. SITA Sembcorp has laid off workers and replaced them with contractors who employ workers paid less than trade union agreed rates.

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17 June 2015

Workplace news in brief

Short updates from across the trade union movement.

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3 December 2014

Reports from the NSSN bulletin

Firefighters block Tory minister: Over 200 firefighters and supporters blockaded the entrance to West Norwood fire-station, south London, on 25 November to prevent the entry of Tory fire minister Penny Mordaunt

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26 November 2014

Workplace news in brief

Crane drivers' wage lift: Crane drivers at HTC Plant have won a 14% pay increase following strike action on 7 November

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Construction workers picket the Carrington power station site, November 2014, photo Joe McArdle

19 November 2014

Power station builders walk out over blacklisting

Workers shut the Carrington site

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7 November 2014

Crane drivers tell HTC: It's time to pay up!

Hundreds of crane drivers picketed building sites in London and around the country

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4 June 2014

Leeds unions prepare for action

The trade unions within Leeds City Council's collective agreement - Unison, GMB, Unite and Ucatt, through the JTUC have formally notified the employer of our opposition to the cuts it is proposing

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22 August 2012

And the toilet seat medal goes to... Sheffield City Council!

Because that's what around 100 Sheffield council craftsmen think about councillors and management that have left them earning up to 4,000 a year less than labourers after a re-grading exercise...

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21 March 2012

Workplace news in brief

Mick Dooley, a prominent activist in the battle to stop the big building companies imposing a 35% pay cut, has been confirmed as a candidate for the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) in the London Assembly elections.

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9 November 2011

Workplace news in brief

Vik Chechi: On 18 October, Queen Mary University (QMUL) Unison branch secretary Vik Chechi was suspended from his post at the east London university...

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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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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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16 March 2011

Left victory in building workers' union

There has been a victory for the left and the rank and file in building workers' union Ucatt. After a long campaign by victimised official Mick Dooley, the Certification Officer has forced general secretary...

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