Reports and Campaigns
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10 October 2012
Around 20 construction workers and their supporters held a protest outside the Leeds Arena construction site on the morning of 5 October, in opposition to the victimisation of trade unionists on the Crossrail construction project in London, writes Iain Dalton.
3 October 2012
As we reported last week, 28 workers including a Unite steward and safety rep have been dismissed from the Crossrail Westbourne Park site in west London...
26 September 2012
Twenty eight workers including a Unite steward and safety rep have been dismissed from the Crossrail project in central London...
17 September 2012
Over 40 sparks and their supporters assembled outside the Crossrail site opposite Westbourne Park tube station in London this morning...
12 September 2012
The government has announced a package to revive house building, including 'guarantees' for new homes said to be worth £10 billion, writes Paul Kershaw.
6 September 2012
About 30 engineering construction workers held an early morning protest today (Thursday 6 September) at Meadowhall, near Sheffield, writes Alistair Tice.
29 August 2012
Dozens gathered at Cardiff's Royal Infirmary on 24 August to support electricians taking action against "Besna 2"...
29 August 2012
6.30am on 24 August saw the second protest outside the Crown House site opposite St Pancras station in London. Crown House want to tear up the national agreement so that they can cut wages...
22 August 2012
On 17 August at a protest outside the Crown House site in St Pancras, London, a campaign was launched by Unite and the Sparks rank and file, writes Rob Williams.
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...
13 June 2012
Hundreds of workers on the Runcorn thermal power station construction site have protested and walked out in support of laggers who are demanding that more local workers are hired
29 May 2012
Over 600 construction workers walked out of Radcliffe on Soar power station this morning in protest against the suspension of Unite health and safety rep Jason Poulter...
2 May 2012
Saturday 9 June 11am - 4pm
Friends Meeting House, Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ
* Bob Crow, transport union RMT general secretary
* Mark Serwotka, PCS general secretary
* A leading Rank and File member of the construction workers' campaign
* Kevin Courtney, NUT deputy general secretary
25 April 2012
As we celebrate international workers' day on 1 May the Socialist speaks to Rob Williams, national chair of the National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN)...
11 April 2012
For generations tenants and other activists have fought to win new housing with security of tenure for working class people in Britain's towns, cities and rural areas...
21 March 2012
Mick Dooley, a prominent activist in the battle to stop the big building companies imposing a 35% pay cut, has been confirmed as a candidate for the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) in the London Assembly elections.
21 March 2012
Around 70 rank and file construction workers met in Manchester on 17 March to discuss the victory against the bosses' attempt to impose Besna contracts - cutting wages by up to 35%...
29 February 2012
Huge pay cuts were beaten by construction electricians' mass protests and actions, but blacklisting remains
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
23 February 2012
The BESNA struggle is over - all the remaining companies have capitulated! It's a victory for the whole union movement.
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