Construction union UCATT is calling on all its members or ex-members who think they may have been blacklisted at some time during their lifetime to get in touch urgently as the deadline for joining the huge blacklisting legal case is drawing near.
A parliamentary committee with a Conservative majority has come out against the Government’s ill-judged Housing Bill, which has been designed to dramatically reduce the UK’s council housing stock. The Communities and Local Government Select Committee report says making local councils sell their properties to foot the bill for an extended and discounted right-to-buy scheme is wrong.
Commentating on the latest Construction Industry Training Board forecast released today (January 27th), construction union UCATT have warned that urgent action is needed to tackle the growing skills shortage.
Following the revelation last year that fraudsters were giving Construction Skills Certificate Scheme (CSCS) applicants the answers to the questions and thus issuing false certificates, the CSCS and the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) have revoked 4, 615 cards.
UCATT has helped maintenance workers left in limbo by Aberdeenshire Council get jobs and interviews almost immediately with Aberdeen City Council. Eighteen workers were left high and dry without jobs or any idea of their future when council-contracted employer Kier Construction backed out of its contract with three months remaining.
Our new guide seeks to assist UCATT members in lobbying to stop public contracts going to firms that have blacklisted workers and have not made up for it. Download the Blacklisting & Public Procurement Guide now.