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Local government trades people have voted to reject a pay offer from the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA), Unite has confirmed. The union said that its craft membership, which includes joiners, labourers, painters and electricians, voted to reject the COSLA pay offer by 69%, with 90%

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Pat Rafferty, the Unite Scottish secretary The Unite union has written to First Minster Nicola Sturgeon seeking the enforcement of the relevant industry agreements in the construction sector as part of the Scottish Government’s new ‘Fair Work First’ position.

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Former Muirfield Contracts chairman John Stodart has been disqualified as a director after he was found to have taken more than £880,000 from the company as it faced financial ruin. More than 280 workers lost their jobs when administrators begun an orderly wind-down of the Dundee building firm in 2

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Taxpayers are set to pay £65 million to former Carillion workers who were made redundant following the company’s collapse in January, according to Unite. The UK’s construction union made a Freedom of Information request to the Insolvency Service which revealed that the Redundancy Payments Offic

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The Unite union is to recommend its local government craft membership including joiners, labourers, painters and electricians reject a revised pay offer from the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA). The pay offer is based on a proposal put forward by the local authority body of a 3% inc

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Construction companies tendering for contracts with South Lanarkshire Council will now need to meet new standards, conditions and expectations after the approval of a Construction Charter. Agreed following a request by Unite the Union, the charter will build on the existing Fair Working Practices th

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The UK’s construction union has issued a fresh warning after new figures revealed a further increase in self-employment in the sector. A Freedom of Information request made by Unite to the HMRC revealed that 1,12 million construction workers were paid via the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) in

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The Scottish Government has been urged to launch an immediate investigation after it was revealed that employment agencies have been advertising for workers to operate for 15 hours a day or 80 hours a week on the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR). In one of the adverts, which were uncovered b

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A 20-year-old worker has died after falling from a ladder at Bearsden railway station in East Dunbartonshire. British Transport Police (BTP) said officers were called to the scene following reports that a person had fallen from height, causing serious injury, shortly before 10am on Tuesday, 05 June.

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The union which represents Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) staff and management representatives has described the organisation’s proposed headquarters relocation as “deeply flawed”. Unite has compiled a highly comprehensive 32-page document in response to the planned move from Birc

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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

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Workers at the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) have launched a petition to put pressure on its new chairman to reverse plans to outsource the organisation’s construction training and oppose plans to outsource so called ‘back office functions’. Members of the Unite union are collect

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