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13 June 2012
PCS political ballot: Members of the Public and Commercial Services union have started voting in a ballot on the union's political campaigning strategy, writes Rachel Potter Merseyside Socialist Party.
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%...
15 March 2012
National Shop Stewards Network: Over 40 construction workers protested on 14 March outside the Shard site at London Bridge. These workers were fresh from the victory over the 'Dirty Seven' construction companies
8 March 2012
Up to 150 construction workers met in London last night to review the incredible victory against the 'Dirty 7' companies and discuss the way forward
7 March 2012
The Trades Unionist and Socialist Coalition has called for firms that used information to blacklist trade unionists and academics, to be banned from public sector contracts.
29 February 2012
Huge pay cuts were beaten by construction electricians' mass protests and actions, but blacklisting remains
26 January 2012
Manchester electricians fighting the new Besna contracts because of pay cuts and deskilling, are appealing for a huge turnout on Wednesday 1 February from 7am at the town hall/central library site, writes Hugh Caffrey.
25 January 2012
A London Employment Tribunal has found that engineer Dave Smith had been blacklisted by Carillion (JM) Limited and Schal International Limited (a wholly owned subsidiary of Carillion) because he raised concerns about asbestos on building sites and because of his trade union activities...
2 November 2011
Defending building workers' rights: The election for the general secretary of the building workers' union Ucatt starts on 11 November. This election has been called after the 2009 general secretary election was found to be illegal. Then,...
5 October 2011
Getting organised for action: Up to 100 construction electricians from across the north and north-west met in Manchester on 1 October to organise in defence of pay and conditions, writes Hugh Caffrey.
5 October 2011
Electricians took the fight to defend their wages and conditions to London's Oxford Street this morning. Workers have also been protesting in central Manchester, Tameside and Liverpool
25 May 2011
Newport Passport Office: On 23 May Tory immigration minister Damian Green announced the closure of Newport Passport Office as a processing centre, writes Dave Reid.
20 May 2011
After two years of harassment against blacklisted electrician Steve Acheson, Scottish and Southern Electricity (S&SE) has backed down...
3 March 2011
A lively and sizeable protest of trade unionists brought movement of vehicles onto the Olympic site in East London to a halt on 1 March, writes Greg Maughan.
1 March 2011
A lively protest of trade unionists brought movement of vehicles onto the Olympic site to a halt in protest at the sacking of RMT member Frank Morris for exposing the use of a blacklist
16 September 2009
Construction workers in the greater Manchester area have launched a campaign against blacklisting in the industry, writes Christian Bunke.
5 June 2009
Manchester electrician Colin Trousdale wrote this diary to illustrate the effect of the blacklist clearly being operated by some construction employers, writes Wednesday 13 May.
13 May 2009
A good spread of Warrington trade unionists and construction workers from across the north-west came to a meeting organised by Warrington trades council...
19 March 2009
I was given a job by the Shaws group at Lindsey Oil Refinery (LOR) as a rigger nine months ago. But when I reported for work I was not allowed on site by the client Total, the owners of LOR. No reason...
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