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Contractors working at the GSK plant in Irvine will start strike action in a dispute over bonus payments from today. Around 40 workers employed by contractor Kaefer Limited are seeking a bonus payment of £2.37 an hour, the maximum allowed under the National Agreement for the Engineering Constr

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SELECT is celebrating a major step forward in its fight for regulation of the electrical industry after a bill was laid before the Scottish Parliament which could lead to protection of title finally becoming a reality. Scotland’s largest construction trade association has welcomed the Members&

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Thousands of construction workers have been left in limbo over whether their site will be closed and whether they will receive an additional day’s paid holiday if it is, construction union Unite has warned. The UK government declared Monday 19th September 2022 is to be a national holiday to ma

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Improved calculated holiday pay for electricians employed by Balfour Beatty has been secured following a campaign by the Unite union. From January 2023, Balfour Beatty has agreed that all electricians employed under the terms of the Joint Industry Board (JIB) or Scottish Joint Industry Board (SJIB),

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Unite the union will hold a meeting this week to help workers made redundant by construction firm McGill. The Dundee business went into administration on Thursday after weeks of speculation about its future.

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The Unite union has claimed victory securing sick pay for 10,000 Kier Group workers and has urged other construction employers to follow suit. Following a campaign by the union, the construction giant has agreed to implement sick pay across the company.

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Research by the Unite union has revealed a "shocking and frightening" decline in vital unannounced construction inspections being undertaken by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). A series of Freedom of Information (FOI) requests has discovered that inspections have declined by 31% in less than a

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The Unite union has introduced new measures to search for evidence of collusion with blacklisting in the construction industry by officers of the union and/or its predecessors following a review led by general secretary Sharon Graham.

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Mary Alexander, the deputy regional secretary for Unite the Union Scotland and co-chair of The Fair Work Convention’s Construction Industry Inquiry Group, is looking to find out how fair is work in the construction industry. The construction industry should be a great place to work. What could

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The Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust (SECTT) marked its recent AGM last month with a new team at the top and a ringing affirmation of the vital importance of apprenticeships to the future of the electrical contracting industry in Scotland. The annual meeting of the proactive training pr

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