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Ministry of Defence Slammed Over Roof Asbestos Scandal

THE MINISTRY of Defence (MoD) has been slammed by Unite for failing to remove asbestos from the roof of its base at Ashchurch in...

Scaffolders Take Strike Action Following Dispute

MEMBERS OF Unite, the UK’s construction union, working at the Drax power station in north Yorkshire are to take strike action next month (September...

Merseyside Police Slammed Over Ellesmere Port Construction Protests

UNITE, the UK’s construction union, has accused Merseyside police of heavy handiness following recent protests at the troubled energy from waste construction site at...

Register Launched to Protect Workers Exposed to Silica Dust

UNITE the union has today (5 August 2019) launched an online register that allows workers who are, and have been, exposed to silica dust...

Leicester City Council Signs Charter to Protect Construction Workers

LEICESTER CITY COUNCIL is the latest local authority in the East Midlands to sign an agreement with Unite, the construction union, to ensure that...

Union Secures Million Pound Blacklisting Legal Settlement

UNITE, the UK construction union, has settled its ten year-long blacklisting case against multiple construction companies. As part of the overall settlement, which is subject...

‘Skeletons in Closet’ Protest at HS2 Euston Station Site

A DEMONSTRATION has been held today (26 April 2019) by Unite, the construction union, at the HS2, Costain/Skanska Joint Venture (CSJV) at Euston. The demonstration...

Overtime Payment Agreement Retracted by HS2 Contractor

UNITE, the construction union, has expressed its dismay after commitments to ensure that workers on the HS2 project would receive the correct overtime rates...

Birmingham and Sandwell Councils Back Construction Charter

SANDWELL COUNCIL and Birmingham City Council will officially sign a Unite Charter today (9 April 2019) that aims to ensure the highest standards of...

Union Secures £1 Million Pay Back for HS2 Workers

AN AGREEMENT has been secured by construction union, Unite, ending HS2 workers being denied the correct overtime rates and deprived of the correct holiday...