A long running case against seven large construction companies who blacklisted workers has been settled with a £1.9 million compensation agreement.
The Building and Allied Trades Joint Industrial Council (BATJIC) has agreed a 2.75% pay increase for SME construction employees following successful pay negotiations between the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) and the Unite union. The one-year-deal is below last year’s 3.1% rise and will c
Construction union Unite is taking legal action on behalf of workers who say they were blacklisted by construction companies. The case, which will be heard at the High Court, comes after the names of more than 3,000 construction workers were found in a file compiled by The Consulting Association, wh
Unite is launching a campaign to ensure that all workers in construction the industry are provided with death benefits following the recent tragic fatality of a worker in Fife. Last week a worker employed by Brown and Mason was killed on the Longannet power station.
Unite’s craft membership in local authorities have voted to accept the revised pay offer from the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA), the union confirmed today. The craft agreement, which is a separate proposal from the wider local authority offer, was accepted by 84% of those vo
The UK’s construction union Unite has launched a campaign to ensure that female workers in the sector can have period dignity in the workplace with a site in Glasgow the first to sign up. The campaign follows a survey of the union’s women construction members which found that a lack of f
The Unite union has recommended that its local government trades membership accept a revised pay offer from the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA). The craft agreement, which is a separate proposal from the wider local authority offer, covers joiners, labourers, painters and electricia
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
Dundee City Council has joined forces with local trade unions to sign a 12-point charter committing them to fair work in the construction sector. The charter pledges to ensure that through the procurement and delivery of council-backed building projects there will be high standards of employment sta
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has ordered Aberdeen City Council to improve its procedures after it identified a series of law contraventions when asbestos was discovered at a city school. A report by the watchdog noted that “no action was taken to deal with any potential contamination
Unite is seeking reassurances that its members will be protected after Mears Group agreed to buy Mitie’s social housing repairs and maintenance business. The union is seeking an urgent meeting with Mears’ management in order to fully understand their short, medium and long-term plans for
Union leaders are demanding that construction employers take action to ensure that workers are granted “toilet dignity” in the workplace. A pan-industry campaign by Unite has highlighted construction as a sector with a particular problem.
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%
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.
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