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News that the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has confirmed it will end all directing training by 2020, will create a skills black hole and strip the industry of the capability to undertake specialist training, according to the UK’s construction union. In November, the CITB announced a

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The Unite union has called for stronger legal guidelines concerning the construction and maintenance of wind farms after a 74-year-old worker died in East Ayrshire. The victim was working with younger colleague at Craigdarroch Farm in New Cumnock when the pair became stranded in heavy snow.

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The Unite union is set to take legal action against Carillion after claiming that the collapsed construction and support services firm breached its legal obligations to give notice of redundancies. The company, which employs 20,000 people in the UK including thousands in Scotland, was placed into co

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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

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Unite workers taking part in a demonstration in Edinburgh today Members of the Unite union working in the construction industry are lobbying the UK government today as part of a nationwide day of action in its ongoing campaign for justice for blacklisted workers.

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Construction union Unite has issued high court proceedings against the “controlling minds” behind the industry blacklisting scandal. The high court case for unlawful conspiracy is against David Cochrane, Cullum McAlpine, Danny O’Sullivan and Stephen Quant, all four of whom undertook the role o

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In the midst of a widening skills crisis the construction industry must spell out how it will train more British workers to avoid a “calamitous Brexit for the sector”, according to Unite. The UK’s construction union made the call as trade bodies this week warned that house builders in particul

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Sarah Beale The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is to end the delivery of direct training and step back from operating its National Construction College site in Inchinnan as part of a “bold new strategy” for its future offer.

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Interserve is preparing to cut around 200 jobs across its UK operations as part of a wider cost-saving drive, according to reports. Shares in the construction and services firm fell 38% last month after it warned operating profits in the second half would be around half that reported a year ago amid

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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

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The Millerhill Resource and Energy Recovery Centre Trade unions GMB Scotland and Unite have accused construction giant Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) of treating workers and politicians with “utter contempt” following its response to social dumping fears on the Millerhill Recycling & Energy Recov

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The UK’s largest construction union is calling for root and branch reforms of employment rights after new figures demonstrated an increase in ‘bogus self-employment’ throughout the sector. A Freedom of Information request by Unite has revealed that in 2016/17 at least 1.076 million constructio

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