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 Manchester central library construction site, protest against blacklisting, Feb 2012 , photo Hugh Caffrey

Manchester central library construction site, protest against blacklisting, Feb 2012 , photo Hugh Caffrey

13 February 2013

Smash the blacklist - not the unions!

The recent scandal around blacklisting in the construction industry once again highlights the ruthless steps employers are willing to take in order to undermine hard-won terms and conditions at work and attack union organisation.

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13 February 2013

Workplace In Brief

Hospital workers fighting massive pay cuts have forced Mid Yorks hospital Trust to extend the deadline for agreeing to new contracts by three weeks so that negotiations can proceed

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24 January 2013

Shrewsbury 24: What is the government hiding?

The government has refused to publish documents relating to the Shrewsbury 24 case

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8 January 2013

Runcorn construction workers walk out

Construction workers at the Runcorn thermal power station site have walked out in protest over health and safety issues. A worker on the site explained:...

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4 January 2013

Hull council acts against blacklisting

Hull City Council has voted unanimously to remove blacklisting firms from all council contracts at the latest full council meeting

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12 December 2012

Blacklisting: 'we will fight for justice in every way'

National Shop Stewards Network chair, Rob Williams, recently interviewed Dave Smith, a blacklisted construction worker.

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Oxford Street protest against victimisation and blacklisting in the construction industry, 14.11.12

15 November 2012

Oxford Street protest against construction blacklisting

As millions of workers took strike action across Europe, there was an impressive protest outside the Crossrail Tottenham Court Road site

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7 November 2012

The scandal of death at work

Two fatal incidents on separate construction sites in London have again cast the spotlight on safety in the construction industry...

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Stop blacklisting on the Olympics: re-instate Frank Morris, photo Suzanne Beishon

Stop blacklisting on the Olympics: re-instate Frank Morris, photo Suzanne Beishon

24 October 2012

Construction blacklisting - the tip of the iceberg

The big construction companies could be facing thousands of financial claims as a legal battle has been launched by blacklisted workers, writes Rob Williams.

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Stop blacklisting on the Olympics: re-instate Frank Morris, photo Suzanne Beishon

Stop blacklisting on the Olympics: re-instate Frank Morris, photo Suzanne Beishon

10 October 2012

Fighting the construction industry blacklist

Blacklisting of workers in the construction industry has recently been exposed for the scourge that it is...

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10 October 2012

Leeds solidarity with Crossrail battle

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.

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3 October 2012

Crossrail flashmob blocks London's Oxford Street

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...

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26 September 2012

Solidarity with workers sacked from Crossrail

Twenty eight workers including a Unite steward and safety rep have been dismissed from the Crossrail project in central London...

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17 September 2012

Construction workers protesting at Crossrail site

Over 40 sparks and their supporters assembled outside the Crossrail site opposite Westbourne Park tube station in London this morning...

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12 September 2012

Con-Dem housing measures - in 'the thick of it'?

The government has announced a package to revive house building, including 'guarantees' for new homes said to be worth 10 billion, writes Paul Kershaw.

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6 September 2012

Construction workers protest at Meadowhall

About 30 engineering construction workers held an early morning protest today (Thursday 6 September) at Meadowhall, near Sheffield, writes Alistair Tice.

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Building workers fight pay cut: at Cardiff's Royal Infirmary 24 August, fighting Besna 2, led by electrician and TUSC candidate Andrew Wilkes, photo Sarah Mayo

Building workers fight pay cut: at Cardiff's Royal Infirmary 24 August, fighting Besna 2, led by electrician and TUSC candidate Andrew Wilkes, photo Sarah Mayo

29 August 2012

Building workers fight pay cut threat

Dozens gathered at Cardiff's Royal Infirmary on 24 August to support electricians taking action against "Besna 2"...

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Socialist Party members and National Shop Steward Network (NSSN) supporters gave support to a building workers' protest outside the Crown House site. Crown House want to tear up the national agreement in order to cut wages, photo Rob Williams

Socialist Party members and National Shop Steward Network (NSSN) supporters gave support to a building workers' protest outside the Crown House site. Crown House want to tear up the national agreement in order to cut wages, photo Rob Williams

29 August 2012

Sparks protest at London Crown House site

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...

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22 August 2012

Builders plan to stop 'Besna 2' at Crown House

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.

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