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Grenfell firms try to avoid justice during blaze inquiry

Grenfell firms try to avoid justice during blaze inquiry Landlords for the Grenfell tower have unveiled shocking revelations at the inquiry into the blaze. Their evidence shows that at every turn profit was prioritised over safety.

Tories vote against implementing Grenfell fire recommendations

Tories vote against implementing Grenfell fire recommendations Measures included guidelines for carrying out evacuations of high-rise buildings and regular fire door checks

Construction workers build fight for a safer industry

Construction workers build fight for a safer industry Members of the construction safety campaign organised a protest at the site of a crane collapse in east London last week.

It will take a fight to save hundreds of jobs at JCB

It will take a fight to save hundreds of jobs at JCB Digger maker JCB has said that up to 950 jobs are at risk at its ten plants in Staffordshire, Derbyshire, and Wrexham in north Wales.

Protest as Labour council starts non-essential building work

Protest as  Labour council starts non-essential building work Lambeth council in south London is disgracefully embarking on a big non-essential construction project in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, starting with the demolition of one of its own buildings.

Building bosses putting lives at risk by ignoring ‘distancing’

Building bosses putting lives at risk by ignoring ‘distancing’ Construction bosses are putting their profits before workers' lives

Construction workers’ resistance during the pandemic

14 April 2020
It's possible to fight and win

Shrewsbury 24 appeal decision shows ‘you have to keep fighting’—Ricky Tomlinson

05 March 2020
Ricky Tomlinson, is probably best known as Jim 'My arse' Royle in the hugely popular Royle Family television comedy. He is a socialist who was jailed on trumped-up charges for his role in a strike in 1972. This week, as the cases were sent back to the Court of Appeal, Ricky spoke to Socialist Worker

Battle for rights at HS2 site AND unions’ round-up

08 October 2019
Protest at HS2 site PLUS action at Greenwich council, eCourier, Forbo flooring and London Underground

Chance of justice blocked at Grenfell fire inquiry

14 December 2018
Any chance of justice for those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire is being delayed and blocked.

Construction walkout at Ferrybridge over safety

20 November 2018
Hundreds of construction workers at Ferrybridge power station in West Yorkshire have struck over safety.

Reports round-up: Unite tells construction workers not to walk off site if one of them dies

18 September 2018
The Unite union has agreed a deal that would see workers carry on working if anyone is killed during construction of the Hinkley Point nuclear power plant

Rise in work-related deaths fuelled by deregulation and bogus self-employment

05 July 2018
Going to work should not be a death sentence. But for an increasing number of people it is.

Privatisers hand shareholders millions, but ex-Carillion workers’ jobs are on the brink

16 April 2018
Companies handed public services by successive governments have given increasing amounts of cash to shareholders, a new survey shows.

600 workers occupy Hinkley Point site over unpaid wages

07 March 2018
'We will sit here until we get what we deserve,' say workers

Cladding safety test results may be ‘doctored’, leak reveals

27 February 2018
Leaked documents from cladding manufacturer Kingspan UK show that fire test results could have been doctored. It raises serious questions after the Grenfell fire, writes Alistair Farrow

Workers must not pay the price of Carillion collapse

30 January 2018
Thousands of workers for failed outsourcing and construction firm Carillion are anxiously waiting to discover what is happening to their jobs.

Carillion crash is the product of a failing system

16 January 2018
Politicians and bosses rushed to denounce failed firm Carillion as the latest in a long list of companies described as the “unacceptable face of capitalism”.

Carillion’s collapse puts thousands of workers’ jobs and pensions at risk

16 January 2018
Carillion was Britain’s second-largest construction company, employing 43,000 people globally.

As Carillion fat cats demand more state cash - stop outsourcing to save jobs

14 January 2018
Bosses at Carillion have got their hands out. They have already taken billions of public money on the outsourcing and privatising gravy train.

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