Reports and Campaigns
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14 February 2018
76 electricians on the Woolwich Crossrail construction site have been taking industrial action because Balfour Beatty has ceased paying the vital 'finishing bonus'
24 January 2018
Letters to the editors of the Socialist including one NHS worker forced out of the health service and tower block health and safety concerns in Belfast
19 January 2018
The following letter by Socialist Party member and construction worker Jimmy Tyson was published in the Liverpool Echo earlier this week
17 January 2018
Construction workers on the Ferrybridge multi-fuel project in West Yorkshire stopped work on 12 January because workers' reported that wages had not been paid into their bank accounts
15 January 2018
Tens of thousands of Carillion employees fear for their jobs and pensions after the company announced liquidation - it must be taken into public ownership
13 December 2017
Hundreds of construction workers took part in the national day of action against blacklisting on 6 December called by Unite the Union
12 December 2017
54 electricians were locked out by Balfour Beatty
7 December 2017
Unite the Union held protests across the country on Wednesday against the "sinister practice" of blacklisting workers
15 November 2017
Bill the government, not the residents: Jeremy Corbyn is absolutely right to demand that the Tories allocate £1 billion to fit sprinklers
29 June 2017
Stop testing cladding and take it down - this is the message from David Orr, the Chief Executive of the umbrella body for housing associations, the National Housing Federation
17 May 2017
One in three people have borrowed money just to pay the rent - some from family and friends; others with interest and fee-charging overdrafts, credit cards and payday loans.
26 April 2017
Over 200,000 homes in England sat empty for at least six months last year, according to investment firm Property Partner's analysis of government figures
29 March 2017
Construction workers protested outside Ferrybridge power station, Yorkshire on 29 March.
11 January 2017
End cuts and privatisation: Hospitals are under massive pressure. What shall we do? Let's build more hospitals, train and employ more medical staff, devote more resources to providing a good service...
19 December 2016
We the undersigned, are writing this open letter in the spirit of fraternal debate amongst members of the newly merged UCATT/UNITE construction union
7 December 2016
John died of heart disease very suddenly, at a too early age.
7 December 2016
In response to a campaign by Unite to demand a second tier productivity bonus for electricians on Crossrail in London, which included an unofficial walkout on 25 November, notorious blacklisters Laing O'Rourke/Crown House has issued the Unite rep on the site a transfer to another job off the project.
30 November 2016
Hundreds of electricians walked off construction sites on the massive Crossrail job in London on 25 November demanding that management adhere to the Joint Industry Board (JIB) agreement on the payment of a second-tier productivity bonus.
25 November 2016
Unite construction rank and file workers are demanding a 2nd tier productivity bonus payment
26 October 2016
Hundreds of construction electricians crowded into the main conference room at Unite's national headquarters on 19 October to hammer out an action plan on the massive Crossrail project - the biggest publicly-financed scheme in Western Europe.
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