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No job, no jab rules puts us all at risk

No job, no jab rules puts us all at risk Across the world, governments are ramping up class war by forcing people out of work if they haven’t been vaccinated against Covid. Socialist Worker says the new rules don’t protect people—they divert anger away from a ruling class that failed to protect people from the pandemic

Letters—Now the climate change horrors are coming home

Letters—Now the climate change horrors are coming home The horrific effects of climate change have been growing for years.

Victory for workers’ action at Amazon Gateshead

Victory for workers’ action at Amazon Gateshead Workers at the ­construction site of a new Amazon Warehouse in Gateshead, near Newcastle, last Friday won their fight against contractors who sacked them.

Battle at Amazon Gateshead + More Woolwich ferry strikes + RLH + UVW + Usdaw at DHL

Battle at Amazon Gateshead + More Woolwich ferry strikes + RLH + UVW + Usdaw at DHL A battle has broken out at the construction of a new Amazon Warehouse in Gateshead.

The Troublemaker—‘Unlawful’ to hand contract to firm run by Tories’ friends

The Troublemaker—‘Unlawful’ to hand contract to firm run by Tories’ friends Tory cabinet minister Michael Gove broke the law when the government handed a £560,000 Covid-19 contract to a business he had “personal connections” with.

Protests win on construction deskilling

Protests win on construction deskilling Construction bosses have withdrawn the latest attempt to deskill the industry.

Taking furlough cash, then handing millions to shareholders

08 June 2021
The major construction equipment rental firm, VP plc, will pay out £10 million having taken £7 million in state aid.

Deskilling fight escalates as pickets hit Hinkley Point

05 April 2021
But the Unite union repudiated the action and advised workers not to join the demonstration

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

15 March 2021
The campaign against deskilling in construction saw protests continue last week.

Protests could spread over deskilling

09 March 2021
The campaign against deskilling in construction saw protests continue last week.

Construction workers occupy EDF headquarters against major attack

24 February 2021
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

21 January 2021
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

07 November 2020
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
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