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19 December 2016
We the undersigned, are writing this open letter in the spirit of fraternal debate amongst members of the newly merged UCATT/UNITE construction union
24 August 2016
#KeepCorbyn: More trade unions have announced they are backing Corbyn in the Labour leadership contest. Meanwhile, a minority have endorsed right winger Owen Smith in a joint letter to the Daily Mirror. Union members respond.
4 May 2016
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles including Blacklisting victory, Leicester teachers campaign and POA conference.
9 March 2016
"Pay the rate, pay the rate!" chanted 200 engineering construction workers protesting outside the new biomass power station being built in Rotherham, South Yorkshire. The blockade by trade unionists stopped work on the site for the day.
24 February 2016
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. National FE college strike; construction workers protest against employers breaking pay agreements; Independent newspaper to close.
14 October 2015
Trade unions in Glasgow City Council call on all elected politicians in the city to use all available financial mechanisms to hold off any further cuts while leading a fight to win more money for the city.
2 September 2015
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles.
2 September 2015
Protests have continued at the Wilton complex in Teesside over pay. SITA Sembcorp has laid off workers and replaced them with contractors who employ workers paid less than trade union agreed rates.
3 December 2014
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
26 November 2014
Crane drivers' wage lift: Crane drivers at HTC Plant have won a 14% pay increase following strike action on 7 November
19 November 2014
Workers shut the Carrington site
7 November 2014
Hundreds of crane drivers picketed building sites in London and around the country
4 June 2014
The trade unions within Leeds City Council's collective agreement - Unison, GMB, Unite and Ucatt, through the JTUC have formally notified the employer of our opposition to the cuts it is proposing
22 August 2012
Because that's what around 100 Sheffield council craftsmen think about councillors and management that have left them earning up to £4,000 a year less than labourers after a re-grading exercise...
21 March 2012
Mick Dooley, a prominent activist in the battle to stop the big building companies imposing a 35% pay cut, has been confirmed as a candidate for the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) in the London Assembly elections.
9 November 2011
Vik Chechi: On 18 October, Queen Mary University (QMUL) Unison branch secretary Vik Chechi was suspended from his post at the east London university...
2 November 2011
Defending building workers' rights: The election for the general secretary of the building workers' union Ucatt starts on 11 November. This election has been called after the 2009 general secretary election was found to be illegal. Then,...
19 October 2011
This week's protest at Blackfriars Balfour Beatty site began in full darkness at 6:30am this morning.
16 March 2011
There has been a victory for the left and the rank and file in building workers' union Ucatt. After a long campaign by victimised official Mick Dooley, the Certification Officer has forced general secretary...
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