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Crossrail at Heart of Contemporary Blacklisting Scandal says Unite

THE FLAGSHIP but troubled Crossrail project is at the heart of a contemporary blacklisting case launched by Unite, the UK’s construction union. The case involves...

No Build Build Build’ Warning if Construction Apprenticeship Crisis is Not Addressed

THE PRIME MINISTER'S recent promise to `build, build, build' the UK back to economic health will not “get very far”, says Unite. The union is...

Construction Workers Urged Not to Risk Health Due to Dust Mask...

WORKERS ARE BEING URGED not to risk their health if they are not supplied with the correct PPE by Unite, the UK’s construction union. The...

Construction Procedures Place ‘Workers at Risk’ Warning

CONSTRUCTION UNION Unite has sent an open letter to Mark Reynolds, chair of the Construction Leadership Council (CLC), warning that the organisation’s site operating procedures...

Covid19 Testing for Construction Workers Calls to Help Tackle Disease

CONSTRUCTION WORKERS must be included in the government’s targeted Covid19 testing of key workers in order to help halt the disease’s spread, Unite the...

Balfour Beatty Urged to Delay ‘Cruel’ Redundancies and Furlough Workers

BALFOUR BEATTY must furlough workers at its Cross Rail site in Whitechapel, London, instead of carrying on with the redundancy process in the midst...

CITB Coronavirus Construction Advice Criticised for Dangerous Working Practices

CALLS FOR the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) to withdraw its toolbox talk advice on social distancing due to the coronavirus have been made...

Sick Pay Rules for Construction “Must be Relaxed” to Tackle Coronavirus

EMPLOYERS WORKING IN roofing and construction are being urged to relax sick pay rules to support workers self-isolating and help tackle the spread of...

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...