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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...

HS2 Workers Denied Holiday Pay and Correct Overtime Rates

WORKERS ON the government’s flagship HS2 development are being denied holiday entitlement and are loosing over a hundred pounds a week in underpaid overtime...

Outsourcing Giant in Industrial Relations Mess, Says Union

OUTSOURCING GIANT, Mitie, should be banned from acquiring Interserve contracts according to Unite, the UK and Ireland’s largest union. The union believes contracts should not...

Council and Union Team up to Protect Rights of Local Construction...

AN AGREEMENT, which aims to ensure that working conditions and building standards on construction projects in Milton Keynes meet the highest standards, will be...

Union Claims Government Will Fail to Tackle Workplace Exploitation

THE GOVERNMENT’S proposals to create a single labour enforcement body as part of its ‘workers’ rights package will fail to tackle entrenched workplace exploitation,...