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25 May 2020
The last five years has seen an average 36 construction worker deaths each year. According to the Office for National Statistics, in just four months of Covid-19 there have been 199 deaths!, writes Andy Bentley, Unite construction sector.
31 March 2020
The government says "stay at home" yet leaves the bosses to decide whether their profits are more essential, writes Keith Gibson, senior GMB union steward (personal capacity).
25 March 2020
Construction bosses have been telling workers to go to work despite the health risks
29 January 2020
Tory cabinet minister Stephen Barclay has a "gut feeling" that the 'HS2' high-speed rail link between London and the north of England will go ahead.
2 October 2019
The unofficial construction workers' dispute involving the building of a wood chip processing plant at Saltend Chemicals Park, in Hull, has been a struggle to prevent the blacklisting of two senior Unite and GMB union stewards - Paul Tattersfield and Keith Gibson.
25 September 2019
Workers building a wood chip acetylation (processing) plant in Hull walked off the job in defence of trade union agreements and against blacklisting on 24 September.
31 May 2019
13 February 2019
On the basis of class struggle, workers democratically negotiated solutions to supposedly conflicting interests
24 October 2018
The story of the catastrophic collapse of Carillion took an even more shocking turn recently
13 June 2018
Workers left unemployed and NHS projects on hold: Accountancy and legal firms will make a killing, raking in £70 million in fees, while workers face the scrapheap
9 May 2018
Crane drivers in China's construction industry have taken strike action in dozens of cities across the country
8 May 2018
An interview with Keith Gibson, a plater at the Hull Energy Works site
21 March 2018
Workers building the Hinkley C nuclear power plant in Somerset have won back unpaid wages after more than 500 staged a two-day sit-in protest
14 March 2018
A damning, yet unsurprising, February housing report reveals that zero affordable housing has been built in Manchester city centre in two years.
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
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