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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'
12 December 2017
54 electricians were locked out by Balfour Beatty
16 December 2016
The Unite general secretary election has been brought forward. The Socialist Party is supporting Len McCluskey. Under his leadership, the union has taken a more militant stance.
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.
2 March 2016
It's one world for the super-rich, and another one for the rest of us.
1 July 2015
Last week transport secretary Patrick Mcloughlin announced that Network Rail's £38.5 billion modernisation plan for Britain's railways has been postponed. This underscores the government's intentions of yet more savage cuts in public spending.
25 March 2015
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
20 March 2015
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
11 March 2015
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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