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Press and Media Enquiries: For all press and media enquiries contact Barckley Sumner the head of press on 0780 2329235 or bsumner@ucatt.org.uk.

Jobs threatened at Dundee City Council if outsourcing goes ahead says UCATT

Around 380 employees at Dundee City Council could see their contracts taken over by private contractor Tayside Contracts, if the council outsources its building and maintenance work. The council has started a consultation process but the move is counter to national trends which has seen hundreds of councils taking back maintenance and construction in-house.

Scottish Government to call in ACAS to Forth Crossing dispute

The Scottish Government will call in ACAS to audit the Queensferry construction site after UCATT revealed migrant labourers being paid well below recognised industry rates.

Crossrail emails reveal untold worker abuses

Crossrail contractor shockingly admits in revealing emails to:

UCATT says the Government's auto-enrolment pension scheme has major flaws

Construction union UCATT is calling on the Government to address the damaging flaws in its much trumpeted auto-enrolment pension scheme, as part of a review announced this week. Currently, thousands of construction workers are being cheated out of a proper pension by glaringly obvious omissions.
 

Crossrail protest

UCATT held a protest this morning outside of the Crossrail depot in Holborn. 

Crossrail Holborn protest

HSE figures reveal small sites are safety basket cases

The Chief Executives Report to the Health and Safety Executive Board meeting on the 7th December 2016, has highlighted the ongoing dangers for construction workers.
 

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.

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