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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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Sparks picketing Crossrail Paddington site, 17.9.12, photo by Neil Cafferky

17 September 2012

Sparks' picket blockades Crossrail site

The epic battle between electricians and the electrical contracting companies has been running on construction sites for the past 18 months

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Construction electricians gained a tremendous victory against the multinational Balfour Beatty and six other building contractors, photo by SP Wales

Construction electricians gained a tremendous victory against the multinational Balfour Beatty and six other building contractors, photo by SP Wales

24 February 2012

'Priceless victory' of sparks against the Dirty Seven

The tremendous victory of construction electricians against the multinational Balfour Beatty and six other building contractors, confirmed yesterday, is a hugely significant moment for these workers and the rest of the union movement

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23 February 2012

Construction workers' struggle victorious

The BESNA struggle is over - all the remaining companies have capitulated! It's a victory for the whole union movement.

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26 January 2012

Sparks protest at Conoco and solidarity with Jet tanker drivers

Electricians from West Burton power station in Nottinghamshire and BP Saltend in Hull took strike action on Wednesday 25 January against the new Besna contracts being imposed on them, writes Alistair Tice.

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25 January 2012

Sweetheart stitch-ups in the electrical industry: A spark's history of the Joint Industry Board

Electricians are currently fighting a 35% pay cut and the deskilling of their trade, being imposed by seven companies using the new "Besna" contracts, writes Eddy Current.

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16 January 2012

Electricians' national meeting plans next steps in battle against pay cut

Electricians from across England, Scotland and Wales met in Birmingham to plan the next steps for the fight in defence of pay rates and their skilled trade

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7 December 2011

Defend the JIB, victory to the sparks!

Electricians working for Balfour Beatty (BBES) have spoken for all electricians in the construction industry and voted overwhelmingly to strike to defend their national pay agreements - the Joint Industry Board (JIB), writes Rob Williams, Chair, National Shop Stewards Network.

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30 November 2011

Electricians occupy building company HQ

Construction electricians brought their campaign of defiance to the home of one of the 'Dirty Seven' contractors in London on 23 November, writes Rob Williams, National Shop Stewards Network chair.

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16 November 2011

Electricians march to defend pay and conditions

Construction electricians entered the next phase of their battle to maintain terms and conditions following their national day of action on 9 November, writes Kevin Parslow

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26 November 2008

Strike saves jobs at Fiddlers Ferry

Two days of solid 'unofficial' strike action won back 65 jobs for electricians on the Fiddlers' Ferry power station site, Merseyside, writes Hugh Caffrey.

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1 February 2007

Sacked electricians fight on

SINCE LAST April, three sacked electricians have protested against the employers on the major Manchester Royal Infirmary (MRI) construction site...

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24 April 2004

Eleven Months On Strike - Sacked Electricians Fight On

ELECTRICIANS SACKED by DAF Electrical remain on strike, nearly a year after they walked out in defence of their union reps. DAF attempted to break the union but has dismally failed...

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