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Deskilling fight escalates as pickets hit Hinkley Point

Deskilling fight escalates as pickets hit Hinkley Point But the Unite union repudiated the action and advised workers not to join the demonstration

Protests over deskilling + Clyde bases strike + SPS Technologies + Communisis

Protests over deskilling + Clyde bases strike + SPS Technologies + Communisis The campaign against deskilling in construction saw protests continue last week.

Protests could spread over deskilling

Protests could spread over deskilling The campaign against deskilling in construction saw protests continue last week.

Construction workers occupy EDF headquarters against major attack

Construction workers occupy EDF headquarters against major attack Firms at the Hinkley C nuclear power plant in Somerset have created new grades to undercut industry terms and conditions

Action over Grenfell materials is too little, too late

Action over Grenfell materials is too little, too late The government has announced a new regulator for construction products following evidence at the Grenfell Tower Inquiry—but campaigners say it’s not nearly enough.

Grenfell inquiry hears of distorted tests as key firm refuses to testify

Grenfell inquiry hears of distorted tests as key firm refuses to testify The Grenfell Tower Inquiry heard further evidence this week that profit and commercial priorities were more important than safety.

Grenfell firms try to avoid justice during blaze inquiry

23 October 2020
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

08 September 2020
Measures included guidelines for carrying out evacuations of high-rise buildings and regular fire door checks

Construction workers build fight for a safer industry

14 July 2020
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

19 May 2020
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

24 April 2020
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’

20 April 2020
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.

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