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Ucatt safety dossier

Issue No. 2143

Construction union Ucatt has published the dossier it has submitted to the government’s inquiry into construction fatalities.

The inquiry is due to make its findings public by the end of April.

Alan Ritchie, the general secretary of Ucatt, said, “This inquiry is crucial to construction workers.

“For far too long too many construction workers have paid for the bosses’ mistakes and carelessness with their lives.”

Ucatt argues that safety will not be dramatically improved until the casualised and fragmented way the construction industry operates is radically altered.

Bogus self-employment affects over 400,000 workers in the construction industry.

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