London & South East

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 Welcomes Land Securities Living Wage Decision

Construction union UCATT have described the decision of Land Securities, the UK’s largest construction client, to require all of their construction projects to pay the Living Wage as a “game changer” in the fight against poverty pay in construction.

UCATT and Unite event in London to mark to Workers' Memorial Day

UCATT and Unite are organising an event in London to mark this year’s International Workers’ Memorial Day on Thursday 28th April.

South East construction inspections decline by a fifth

Construction union UCATT says South East construction workers’ safety is at risk after new figures show that safety inspections by the government’s Health & Safety Executive (H&SE) have dropped by 20 per cent in the region.

In addition, during this period of 2014/15, inspections leading to prohibition notices were also down 10 per cent.

Action urged following London construction deaths

Construction union UCATT are calling on the Health and Safety Executive to urgently review their reporting methods and for the industry to examine safety requirements, following new evidence on migrant worker deaths.

UCATT steps up campaign against low pay by Wates

Construction union UCATT is stepping up pressure on construction company Wates because of its low pay culture.

Workers on Wates sites in London are paid as little as £7 an hour. This is a whopping £2.40 an hour below the London Living Wage of £9.40 an hour. The LLW is set by academics as the minimum amount of money you need in order to be able to live in London.

UCATT demonstration in Central London for the right to a Living Wage

Wates demo 1 web ready.jpgUCATT members and officials staged a demonstration outside a major construction company site in Central London in protest at the company’s failure to ensure that all workers on the site are paid at least the London living Wage of £9.15 an hour

Battersea Power Station to pay London Living Wage

Construction union UCATT’s long running campaign to ensure that all construction workers in London are paid the London Living Wage has received a significant boost, with the agreement of the owners of Battersea Power Station site that no workers earnings will be less than the London Living Wage. This will apply to all construction workers employed on phase 2 and 3 of the project.

London Living Wage Protest in London

On Wednesday 19th August members of UCATT and Unite held co-ordinated protests outside the offices of the employers organisations who sit on the Construction industry Joint Council and who have blocked ensuring that London Constrction Workers are at least paid the Living Wage of £9.15 an hour.

Unions protest for construction workers to be paid the London Living Wage

Construction unions UCATT and Unite will organise a series of co-ordinated protests tomorrow (Wednesday 19th August) at the headquarters of employers’ organisations which have blocked the introduction of the London Living Wage for construction workers.

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