UCATT forces action on asbestos
Regional Secretary Nick Blundell says that asbestos waste left stockpiled on a housing development site in the Vale of Glamorgan was removed only after UCATT complained to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Members working at the site reported the problem to the Regional Office after they became concerned that building rubble containing blue asbestos was not being stored correctly prior to its removal from the site. They were concerned that workers as well as members of the public could be exposed to asbestos fibres. A licensed waste contractor cleared away the asbestos following UCATT’s action.
UCATT safety rep wins safety award at Hinckley
UCATT Shop Steward Mark Hutchinson won an award for safety observation report (SOR) of the month on the Hinkley Point C nuclear power project in Somerset. His report was selected from among 245 SORs for the month of February.
UCATT Shop Steward Mark Hutchinson (centre) receiving his award for safety observation report (SOR) of the month on the Hinkley Point C nuclear power project.
Date for your diary: Workers’ Memorial Day 28 April 2015
UCATT Regional Secretary Nick Blundell will be speaking at the joint Welsh government and TUC event to mark Workers’ Memorial Day in Cardiff next month.
Wales Government takes fresh action against Umbrella Companies
UCATT Wales and South West Regional Secretary Nick Blundell (second right) speaking at the launch of the Welsh government's procurement advice note (PAN) providing guidance to public bodies on tackling umbrella companies and false self-employment.