A construction union has warned it will take almost 200 years to achieve gender equality in the construction industry at the current rate after new figures revealed just one in eight construction workers are women.
Interserve was handed £660 million worth of public contracts in the months before facing collapse, the GMB Union has claimed. The construction group was forced through a pre-pack administration at the weekend after its largest shareholder, the US hedge fund Coltrane, opposed restructuring
A year after the collapse of construction giant Carillion, two of the UK’s biggest unions have warned that the government inaction is putting jobs at risk and could result in future corporate meltdowns. Carillion went into compulsory liquidation on 15 January 2018, with £7 billion of lia
President Donald Trump’s decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminium imports to the US from the European Union will have a “devastating impact” on steel communities and the wider UK economy, steel workers union GMB. The protectionist Trump administration has issued a 25% tariff on steel
Construction workers operating under the Construction Industry Joint Council (CIJC) agreement are set for a boost in pay and allowances next month after a new two year pay deal worth 6.2% was agreed. The CIJC is the largest agreement in the construction industry and principally covers workers operat
Trade bodies and unions have called on both the UK and Scottish governments to ensure that appropriate lessons are learned for future decisions on the procurement of large scale construction projects following the collapse on the UK’s second biggest construction firm. Carillion was placed into com
Tata Steel and German steel manufacturer thyssenkrupp have taken the first step towards a merger deal by signing a memorandum of understanding to combine their European steel operations. The proposed 50:50 joint venture – thyssenkrupp Tata Steel – will lead to loss of around 4,000 jobs, but a un
More than half of the staff at an Argyll quarry face losing their jobs following the award of a new contract, according to a workers’ union. The Glensanda Quarry in Argyll, which is the largest in Europe, is operated by the global giant Aggregate Industries which has tendered out excavation and ha
Eight construction firms have offered financial settlements to workers who said they were blacklisted within the industry, ending a four year campaign for compensation. The GMB and UCATT unions announced they have settled outstanding claims against Balfour Beatty, Carillion, Costain, Kier, Laing O'R
The latest pay talks for the largest construction industrial agreement have broken up after unions and employers were unable to agree a deal. Around 500,000 construction workers are affected by The Construction Industry Joint Council Working Rule Agreement.
North Ayrshire Council has a Public Private Partnership (PPP) bill of over £1 million a month to ensure the upkeep of just four schools, it has been revealed. A Freedom of Information (FoI) request to the local authority by GMB Scotland has shown PPP contract costs for 2016-17 of nearly £12.9m.
Some of Britain's biggest construction firms could have to pay out tens of millions of pounds in damages after admitting that they defamed workers and infringed their rights. Eight high-profile contractors made an ‘amended defence’ of their role in blacklisting at a High Court hearing in London