A hundred construction workers gathered at Conway Hall in central London last Saturday to discuss the next steps in their campaign.
Almost a year to the day, in the same venue, 500 people gathered to launch a successful rank and file campaign. That campaign stopped seven electrical contracting companies imposing a big attack on terms and conditions—known as the Besna agreement.
It was reported to the meeting that one of the seven, Crown House Technologies, has now withdrawn from the existing national agreement—the JIB. The meeting voted to immediately begin to organise protests at Crown House sites.
Unite has said it will support the protests. The meeting also discussed the recent media breakthrough over the blacklist by the Blacklist Support Group. A new national rank and file committee was elected.
Protest against blacklisting: Friday 24 August, 10am, outside Balfour Beatty Engineering Services, Lumina Building, 40 Ainslie Rd, Hillington Park, Glasgow G52 4RU