Unite

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The Unite union is continuing its battle against the practice of big employers blacklisting construction workers, a year after securing a “historic” High Court victory. The High Court case concerning the blacklisting of workers by the Consulting Association, which involved the majority of the ma

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A 45-year-old man has died while working at a building site in High Blantyre, South Lanarkshire. Police and ambulance services were called to the Avant Homes site on Hamilton Road yesterday morning following a report that a man had been seriously injured.

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Concerns have been raised by union Unite over the safety of windfarms after two workers were killed last month in Scotland. The first victim, 37-year-old Antonio Linares, was killed when he fell at Scottish Power's Kilgallioch Windfarm site in South Ayrshire on March 15. Mr Linares was working for c

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The UK’s largest union for construction workers is calling on the industry to take radical action to reduce the high number of suicides among its workforce. New analysis by the Office for National Statistics found that the risk of suicide among low skilled male labourers, particularly those workin

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(from left) Michael Conroy (UCATT training), John Noble (Aberdeen City Council building services business development manager), Jamie Hepburn MSP, Mark Fordyce, John Dunbar, Scot Myles, Raymond Sim, Roger Chamberlain, James Aitken and Councillor Neil Cooney UCATT and Unite the Union invited Jamie He

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UCATT members during the protest at a Dumfries hospital The proposed merger between UCATT and Britain’s largest union Unite has been confirmed after 85.5 per cent of the construction union’s members voted in favour of the move last week.

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Construction firms who want to get work from Renfrewshire Council will have to agree to promote local employment, fair wages and worker protection after the local authority signed a new charter. The Renfrewshire Council Construction Charter, which has been drawn up with the help of trade union Unite

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Oxgangs Primary School was the first school in Edinburgh to close Campaigners have called for a “root and branch inquiry” into public private partnerships (PPP) after building defects were uncovered in schools across Edinburgh earlier this year.

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The Union of Construction, Allied Trades & Technicians (UCATT) has reached the end as an independent union after members voted to merge with the larger Unite union. The decision was taken at the union's conference yesterday following what was described as “a full, frank and passionate debate a

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Over 250 workers who say they were blacklisted by construction companies are set to share more than £10 million in compensation following a long-running legal battle. Unite, the country's biggest union, said is understood to have secured a further £4m for 97 of the 256 claimants, whose original co

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The latest pay talks for the largest construction industrial agreement have broken up after unions and employers were unable to agree a deal. Around 500,000 construction workers are affected by The Construction Industry Joint Council Working Rule Agreement.

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