Unite



Marshalls prepares to make up to 400 staff redundant

Landscaping and concrete specialist Marshalls could make up to 15% of its entire workforce redundant ...

Published 13 May 2020

Gas workers left in the lurch after contract change

A contractor who took on nearly 80 workers when it was awarded an SGN gas mains replacemen ...

Published 29 April 2020

Call for COVID-19 tests to be extended to construction at more firms resume work

With more major housebuilders returning to site this week, the industry’s largest trade union ...

Published 28 April 2020

Unite Scotland reiterates call for construction sites to remain shut

All non-essential construction sites should remain closed in Scotland to keep construction workers a ...

Published 24 April 2020

New Scottish guidance calls for non-essential construction works to cease at once

The Scottish Government has made clear that work on construction sites should stop immediately unles ...

Published 7 April 2020

BESA and Unite reach agreement on the Job Retention Scheme

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and Unite the Union have agreed a temporary sol ...

Published 1 April 2020

Union calls of UK Government to extend wage assistance to help construction's self-employed

The Unite union is calling on the UK Government to extend its wage support scheme to protect the mil ...

Published 23 March 2020

Industry bodies hail rise in female electrical apprentices

A group of respected industry bodies have hailed the recent rise in female electrical apprenticesh ...

Published 9 March 2020

Construction Plant Competence Scheme card scheme not ‘fit for purpose’

The Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS) card scheme is not fit for purpose in its current gu ...

Published 31 January 2020

Property maintenance workers vote for industrial action at East Dunbartonshire Council

Workers in the property maintenance services division at East Dunbartonshire Council have voted for ...

Published 24 January 2020

Agreement reached in Scottish Borders roads department dispute

Scottish Borders Council has reached an “amicable solution” with the Unite union regardi ...

Published 20 November 2019

Scottish Joint Industry Board celebrates 50 years of service

The Scottish Joint Industry Board (SJIB) will celebrate its 50th anniversary at a gala banquet at ...

Published 18 November 2019

Unite repeats call for strong culpable homicide legislation

The Unite union has repeated its call for the Scottish Parliament to pass the Culpable Homicide (Sco ...

Published 26 August 2019

Local authority refutes union’s allegations ahead of strike action

Claims made by union representatives regarding planned industrial action at Scottish Borders Council ...

Published 20 August 2019

Strike action planned at Borders council roads department

Employees at Scottish Borders Council’s roads department will hold 24 hours of industrial acti ...

Published 15 August 2019