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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.

Runcorn construction workers walkout against bullying

25 June 2013
Around 670 construction workers downed tools unofficially at Runcorn Thermal Power Station on Friday of last week.

BBC interviews blacklister

11 June 2013
The blacklisting of construction workers finally made it onto television this week as the BBC’s Panorama interviewed Mary Kerr, the book-keeper for blacklisters

Construction workers march against blacklist in Glasgow

28 May 2013

Cops face criticism after 'blacklist hero' hit by car

21 May 2013
A protester against the blacklist was still in hospital with two broken legs as Socialist Worker went to press.

Construction workers discuss how to take on the bosses

21 May 2013
Around 40 workers came to a national meeting of rank and file construction workers in Liverpool last Saturday.

Construction workers protest against blacklist

14 May 2013

Blacklist campaign grows

07 May 2013
Workers gathered outside the Scottish Parliament to protest against blacklisting last week. Stewart Hume, a blacklisted electrician said, “I was selected for redundancy because of my trade union activity. It was a stressful time but solidarity at Grangemouth got me my job back. 

A week of protests targets building bosses

23 April 2013
Construction workers protested repeatedly over blacklisting last week.

What did workers get blacklisted for?

16 April 2013
Here are just some of the reasons why bosses put workers on the blacklist

MPs condemn building bosses over blacklisting

16 April 2013
A new report by MPs has slammed construction bosses for running a blacklist.

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