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Blacklist Support Group secretary Dave Smith was arrested at Hilton protest

Blacklist Support Group secretary Dave Smith was arrested at Hilton protest

25 March 2015

Anti-blacklisting leader arrested at Hilton protest

Blacklist Support Group secretary Dave Smith was arrested on the peaceful protest of 40 construction workers and their supporters outside the Construction News Awards in the Hilton Hotel in central London's Park Lane

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20 March 2015

Anti-Blacklisting activist arrested on Crossrail protest

Blacklist Support Group secretary Dave Smith was arrested on a peaceful protest of 40 construction workers and their supporters outside the Construction News Awards in the Hilton Hotel in Park Lane on Wednesday night

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11 March 2015

Spied on by the state and bosses

One of the key industrial battles of the last five years has been the struggle of workers in the construction industry for trade union rights and better terms and conditions, writes Neil Cafferky.

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6 March 2015

GMB tour against blacklisting

GMB "Crocodile Tears" protests In Bristol, Plymouth, Epsom, Cambridge, Derby and Bridgend to shame managers who blacklisted workers

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2 March 2015

Stop the Crossrail sackings!

For the third Monday in succession, there has been a protest outside a Crossrail site

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16 February 2015

Protest wins reinstatement of Crossrail worker

On Friday a worker was sacked for raising health and safety issues

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3 December 2014

Reports from the NSSN bulletin

Firefighters block Tory minister: Over 200 firefighters and supporters blockaded the entrance to West Norwood fire-station, south London, on 25 November to prevent the entry of Tory fire minister Penny Mordaunt

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Construction workers picket the Carrington power station site, November 2014, photo Joe McArdle

19 November 2014

Power station builders walk out over blacklisting

Workers shut the Carrington site

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12 November 2014

Fight JCB's 150 job cuts

Construction machinery firm JCB is carrying out a consultation with office workers after announcing 150 job cuts through voluntary redundancy and early retirement

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7 November 2014

Crane drivers tell HTC: It's time to pay up!

Hundreds of crane drivers picketed building sites in London and around the country

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15 October 2014

The myth of 'self-employment'

If you have friends or relatives in the construction industry, you know exactly what the Tories mean when they boast about how they have got workers "off benefits and into work"

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1 September 2014

Romford sparks victory over 'umbrella' scheme

Electricians working at Romford rail station have won a great victory in winning direct employment and the re-employment of three workers

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31 July 2014

Obituary: Dave Boyes

We have to share the very sad news that Dave Boyes passed away on 17 July after his prolonged battle with illness

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28 May 2014

Workplace news in brief

Construction workers protest: NSSN members and other trade unionists joined construction workers on a day of action on 23 May

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30 April 2014

Workplace safety: It's big business as usual

As trade unionists commemorated the workplace dead and injured on Workers' Memorial Day, 28 April, it emerged that safety on the multi-billion Crossrail project in London and the South East has been compromised by a 'culture of spying and fear'

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23 April 2014

Workers' Memorial Day: strike for safety

Workers' Memorial Day is on 28 April. In many towns and cities, construction workers and their trade union branches will take a lead in organising activities

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Red Lion Square, Unite construction meeting 16.4.14

Red Lion Square, Unite construction meeting 16.4.14

17 April 2014

120 turn up to Unite construction meeting

120 construction workers turned up for a Unite branch meeting at Conway hall yesterday evening. The hall manager wouldn't let them in the meeting room because there were too many people for the room

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16 April 2014

Workplace news in brief

Pay victory: Low-paid hospital workers in west London have scored an important victory. 150 GMB members working as domestic, catering, portering and other staff working for Medicrest, part of Compass, were on 6.31 an hour

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9 April 2014

Sparks fight on!

On 4 April, 30 agency construction workers downed tools at a NG Bailey job at Three Bridges in Sussex

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3 March 2014

Police spying ends lives - end it!

Legal workers, anti-racist campaigners, environmentalists and trade unionists attended a Campaign Opposing Police Surveillance (COPS) meeting

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