Safety fears as sweltering Leeds workers have breaks cut

Construction union UCATT have been forced to contact Leeds Council after a contractor on a flagship job cut the length of time workers were allowed for their breaks.

UCATT advice following Dunne Group Collapse

Following the news today (Tuesday 19th July) that Dunne Group have gone into administration , construction union UCATT have offered the following advice to members and workers who are affected.

Wherever possible UCATT members should remain on site and contact their local regional office and arrangements will be made for a regional official to visit them at the earliest opportunity.

UCATT – members voting in Labour’s Leadership Election

Only UCATT members paying the political levy and who have signed up as an affiliated supporter will be able to vote in the Labour Party Leadership election.

A Government contractor which had employed illegal immigrants refuses UCATT access to major public financed site

A representative from construction union UCATT was refused access to the new £212m HMP Berwyn Wrexham Prison building site in North Wales when the contractor Lendlease overruled the governor of the prison, who had invited UCATT to tour the site.

UCATT on Labour Leadership

As a Labour Party affiliated trade union we are disappointed at the decision to challenge our recently elected leader, but recognise that a leadership election will now take place.

UCATT reaction following Birmingham fatal accident

Brian Rye, Acting General Secretary of construction union UCATT, has commentated on the fatal accident at a Birmingham recycling centre which has claimed the lives of five workers.

Mr Rye, said: “This is a tragic accident and our first thoughts most be with the family of the loved ones who have died in such tragic circumstances.”

HSE accused of burying bad news

Construction union UCATT, have accused the Health and Safety Executive of burying bad news by releasing the annual fatality figures today (July 6) coinciding with the Chilcot Report.

The figures reveal a slight overall increase in workplace deaths but a sharp rise in construction fatalities.


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