Tarnished Forth road crossing needs pay audit to restore confidence

Construction union UCATT are calling on the Scottish Government to conduct an urgent independent pay audit for worker’s operating on the Forth Crossing in order to reassert confidence that workers are being treated fairly.

UCATT comment on Public Accounts Committee apprenticeship report

Construction union UCATT have welcomed key findings of the Public Accounts Committee report into the Government apprenticeship programme published today (December 1st).

Aberdeen Council a learning beacon

On Monday November 28th UCATT and Unite welcomed Jamie Hepburn MP, the Minister for Employability and Training to celebrate the achievements of workplace learners at Aberdeen City Council.
The unions working in partnership with the Labour run City council have organised learning and support for 297 workers over the last two years.

Laing O'Rourke accused of backdoor blacklisting

UCATT are at loggerheads with major contractor Laing O’Rourke’s over its policies which amount to backdoor blacklisting.

Queensferry Crossing Raid Exposes Worker Exploitation

Construction union UCATT have warned that the immigration raid on the Queensferry Crossing is just one example of wider workplace abuses on what is the Scottish Parliament’s flagship project.

UCATT understands that an immigration raid occurred on the site on Monday (November 21st) and several workers from the Indian sub-continent were arrested.

UCATT welcomes Early Day Motion in the Commons listing abuses on Crossrail and denying union access

Labour MP for Jarrow, Stephen Hepburn, has tabled an Early Day Motion (EDM) calling on Crossrail to address a number of serious industrial relations issues including employee surveillance, workers not being paid, aggression towards trade unions and denial of access for union officials.



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