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Judge orders blacklisters to look for key documents

26 January 2016
A High Court judge has ordered 30 contractors, including Sir Robert McAlpine and Balfour Beatty, to disclose all correspondence linked to blacklisting. This practice denied work to thousands of trade union members.

Sky high strike vote at Ainscough cranes

26 January 2016
Around 500 crane operators and support workers employed by Ainscough, Britain’s largest mobile crane hire firm, have voted overwhelmingly to strike over pay.

Blacklisted workers kick off at Anfield

19 January 2016
Blacklisted workers protested at Liverpool FC’s match against Manchester United last Sunday against the use of Carillion to build the new stand at its Anfield stadium.

Bosses get injunction to stop construction demos in Teesside

17 November 2015
building bosses Suez have been granted an injunction against protests by construction workers in Haverton Hill in Teesside.

Victory as blacklisting firms 'run up the white flag'

13 October 2015
Some of the biggest construction companies could have to pay out tens of millions of pounds in damages.  

Teesside construction workers take pay fight to Liverpool plant

06 October 2015
Construction workers from Unite, GMB and Ucatt unions protested in Liverpool on Wednesday of last week.

A deepening revolt in construction sees more unofficial walkouts

15 September 2015
Construction workers turned a three-hour stoppage on Wednesday of last week into a three-day unofficial strike at Sellafield nuclear reprocessing plant in Cumbria.

Welcome to their playground - the rich and the speculators who are transforming Vauxhall

15 September 2015
Vauxhall in south London is changing. Skyscrapers full of luxury flats that may never be lived in are being built along the banks of the Thames. Meanwhile ordinary Londoners struggle to find affordable housing. A drive for profit lies behind the madness, writes Simon Basketter

Sellafield construction workers begin wildcat strike

10 September 2015
Construction workers have turned a three hour stoppage into a three day unofficial strike at Sellafield in Cumbria.

Privatisation scandal of dirty wards in Nottingham

01 September 2015
Also: Oxford porters accept pay deal | Construction workers protest at Royal Liverpool Hospital

Migrants paid less on construction site

25 August 2015
Construction unions GMB, Unite and Ucatt are demanding construction consortium Sita Semcorp pay migrant workers nationally agreed rates.

Sita Sembcorp workers protest to demand one rate for the job

18 August 2015
Friday saw the rank and file construction workers protest at all four gates of the ICI Wilton chemical works in Redcar, Teesside. This was to demand one rate for all workers as bosses try to get Romanian workers against other construction workers.

Canary Wharf protest forces construction bosses to follow the rules—instead of sacking the rep

28 July 2015
Rank and file construction workers and their supporters took on the Morgan Stanley Corporation on Monday of this week—and won.

Reports round up

21 April 2015
Edinburgh museums strike; Sellafield workers vote to strike; packaging strike suspended; Catching History on the Wing conference; Barking bins dispute

Blacklisted: How workers are taking on the building firms' spying racket

17 March 2015
Phil Chamberlain, co-author of new book Blacklisted: the secret war between big business and union activists, writes on workers' resistance and the impact of the bosses' blacklist

New call for Crossrail protests

10 March 2015
Around 80 people attended the national construction rank and file meeting in Glasgow last Saturday. 

Crossrail hit by more action

24 February 2015
Campaigners protested and blocked roads at the Whitechapel site of the Crossrail project in London on Monday of this week.

Four-day strike at refinery

18 November 2014
Workers at the Phillips 66 oil refinery in South Humberside walked out unofficially. Also: HTC Plant crane drivers vote on new offer, Blacklist protesters block Carrington building site

Police covered up their link to blacklisting of trade unionists

11 November 2014
A newly revealed document exposes that the police covered up its link to blacklisting of trade unionists.

Striking crane drivers stop major projects

11 November 2014
HTC Plant workers held the first of three one-day walkouts on Friday of last week. 

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