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

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

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

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

600 workers occupy Hinkley Point site over unpaid wages 'We will sit here until we get what we deserve,' say workers

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

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

Workers must not pay the price of Carillion collapse 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.

Workers refuse to cross picket line in solidarity with sparks sacked at Crossrail

13 December 2017
Workers on London’s CrossRail project who were laid off in the run-up to Christmas protested on Wednesday.

More flammable cladding and fewer firefighters—Tory Britain after Grenfell

31 October 2017
“It’s like cladding your home in solid petrol,” fire expert and surveyor Arnold Tarling told the BBC last week.

Builders demand equality

15 August 2017
Up to 100 construction workers in the GMB and Unite unions were joined by supporters at King George Dock in Hull on Monday to protest for equal pay

Mears housing workers protest as part of strike against pay differential

28 July 2017
Workers were on the move in central Manchester today, Friday, as strikers from Mears housing came to the town hall instead of mounting a picket.

Mears housing workers in Manchester fight for better pay and want outsourcing to end

21 July 2017
Some 180 workers who maintain homes for Manchester city council are two weeks into a four week continuous strike

Skirmishes in battle for more rights at Crossrail

06 December 2016
Construction workers on one of Britain’s biggest infrastructure projects downed tools after bosses tried to move a union rep off site.

Crossrail workers occupy bosses' office in protest over missing bonus

29 November 2016
Over 100 construction workers protested against Crossrail bosses in London last Friday.

Exploitation is just the job in a bosses’ recovery of low pay and zero hours

13 September 2016
More people may be in work but full-time positions are getting harder to find. Behind the figures, Alistair Farrow finds that bosses are making employment work for them—not us

Beating back the blacklisters - why construction workers are fighting on

17 May 2016
A group of construction workers has won millions of pounds in compensation from eight construction firms this week.

Obituary - Andy Smith

11 May 2016
Last week we received the tragic news that our friend and comrade Andy Smith had passed away unexpectedly.

Construction bosses pay millions to settle blacklist case

09 May 2016
A group of blacklisted workers has won millions of pounds in compensation from eight construction firms.

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