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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.

Blacklisted trade unionists win huge payout

03 May 2016
Also: Scaffolders strike in Glasgow

Workers Memorial Day event in London

29 April 2016
Workers' Memorial Day was marked with a number of vigils and rallies on Thursday 28 April. The same day saw a 60 year old worker killed on the new Forth Bridge construction site.

Blacklisting bosses feel the heat as workers win big payouts

19 April 2016
Blacklisting bosses have settled claims with another 180 workers.

Construction workers demand one rate

12 April 2016
Engineering construction workers protested against the undercutting of wages at three power station construction sites last week.

Unofficial strike on aircraft carriers’ site wins

01 March 2016
Some 150 construction workers on two new Royal Navy aircraft carriers in Rosyth on the Firth of Forth struck unofficially—and won.

‘The job is a nightmare’ say striking Ainscough crane workers

09 February 2016
Some 500 crane operators and support staff working for Ainscough struck for the second time on Monday of this week.

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