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29 August 2012
Dozens gathered at Cardiff's Royal Infirmary on 24 August to support electricians taking action against "Besna 2"...
4 July 2012
On 26 and 27 June, around 40 Balfour Beatty construction workers went on strike with the intention of making the company stick to earlier promises that workers could expect a four-day weekend in return for working 17 consecutive 12 hour days...
24 February 2012
The tremendous victory of construction electricians against the multinational Balfour Beatty and six other building contractors, confirmed yesterday, is a hugely significant moment for these workers and the rest of the union movement
22 February 2012
Following Balfour Beatty pulling out of the new BESNA contract last Friday, another of the 'dirty 7' construction firms - NG Bailey - has now followed suit...
17 February 2012
Led by the 'rank and file' committee, after six months of protests, unofficial walkouts and a threatened strike, Balfour Beatty has pulled out of the BESNA contract which will cut skilled consruction workers' wages by up to 35%
17 February 2012
Balfour Beatty Engineering Services (BBES) has backed down on imposing contracts which would have terminated long-held agreements, leading to pay cuts of up to 30% and poorer terms and conditions for key construction staff...
9 February 2012
Unite and the rank and file electricians committee have agreed the following protests for a day of action next Wednesday
30 January 2012
On 2nd February the ballot result for Balfour Beatty workers will be known. Unite the union is expecting a legal challenge. But come what may, a mass protest is planned at Blackfriars station on 3rd February at 7am and 7pm
25 January 2012
The next two weeks are absolutely vital in the construction electricians' struggle against the employers' imposition of the Besna contract, writes Rob Williams, National Shop Stewards Network chair.
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