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Cranes action will close building sites

04 November 2014
Crane drivers working for HTC Plant were set to strike on Friday of this week and shut major construction sites.

Crane drivers vote to strike over pay

28 October 2014
Crane operators could bring major construction sites across Britain to a halt after voting overwhelmingly for strikes.

Protests expose construction bosses' crocodile tears

28 October 2014
GMB and Ucatt union members held a protest against construction blacklisting outside Cleveland Bridge Ltd in Darlington on Tuesday of last week.

News round-up

30 September 2014
Wages could continue to fall for years to come; disabled child aged ten had to sleep in a dog cage; construction workers win improved toilet facilities after an unofficial strike

Victory for Essex electricians

02 September 2014
Some 13 electricians on a Romford rail site were set to be taken on directly by T Clarke as Socialist Worker went to press. 

Construction workers down tools over pay and safety at Sullom Voe gas plant

29 July 2014
More than 900 workers at Total’s Sullom Voe gas plant in the Shetland Isles downed tools on Wednesday of last week in a dispute over pay.

Construction workers protest over ‘umbrella’ tax

27 May 2014
Construction workers took part in a series of protests on Friday of last week. The protests were part of a national day of action against “umbrella” tax scams.

Construction workers round up

22 April 2014
Blacklisting; Agency workers; Workers' Memorial Day

Construction workers launch more wildcat action in fight for direct employment

15 April 2014
New employment rules for construction workers have caused angry walkouts and demands that construction firms employ their workers directly.

Construction bosses provoke anger with new tax scam

08 April 2014
Construction workers are resisting new attacks on the way they are employed. Changes to the rules governing self-employment should have made it harder for construction bosses to use bogus self-employment as a tax scam.

Unofficial walkout hits building site

11 February 2014
Up to 200 construction workers in Billingham, Durham, struck unofficially on Wednesday of last week.

Reports round-up

21 January 2014
Bus workers walk out in Weymouth | Vote for action on the DLR | Newsquest journalists start ballot | Shetland construction workers discuss offer | Tata Steel deal accepted in Scunthorpe | Sandwich workers could strike in Corby | National Gallery staff want living wage | Ballot for Romec workers | Resistance meeting in Donnington | Library protest called in Barnsley

Construction workers vote for strikes in Total's Shetland Gas Plant

14 January 2014
Several hundred construction workers in the Unite and GMB unions on Total’s Shetland Gas Plant have voted to strike. 

Shetland bosses launch a lockout over action ballot by construction workers

03 December 2013
Bosses have locked out construction workers building a £500 million gas plant on Shetland.

Photos of blacklisting day of action on 20 November 2013

20 November 2013
Cardiff | Leeds | London | Wolverhampton | Edinburgh

Day of action around Britain against blacklisting

20 November 2013
Construction workers and supporters have protested across Britain against blacklist on a TUC backed day of action.

Fight to defend jobs for all at Ferrybridge

22 October 2013
Construction workers were set to protest at the Ferrybridge waste into fuel power plant in West Yorkshire on Wednesday of this week.

Cops colluded in illegal blacklisting, admits IPCC

24 September 2013
The Independent Police Complaints Commission has admitted the police were involved with the illegal Consulting Association blacklist of trade unionists in the construction industry.

Victory for blacklisted construction worker Frank Morris

03 September 2013
Blacklisted Unite union shop steward Frank Morris has won. He will return to work on the Crossrail project on Monday of next week. 

MPs blast blacklisting at Crossrail

23 July 2013
A committee of MPs investigating the blacklisting of union members has referred the Crossrail project and the construction companies Bam Ferrovial Kier to the government for further investigation.

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