London & South East

UCATT London to focus on stress and workplace safety during European Safety Week

Construction union UCATT are highlighting workplace safety and the increasing problem of stress during European Health and Safety Week which runs from Monday 20th October –Friday 24th October.

London and South East Regional Update October 2014

UCATT joints the People’s March for the NHS UCATT activist Peter Farrell and Regional Organiser Mark Soave joined thousands of trade unionists and health campaigners to welcome the 11 “Darlo” mums and their supporters at the end of their 300-mile People’s March for the NHS from Jarrow ( http://...

Construction sites facing standstill as crane drivers ballot for industrial action

Construction sites across Britain could come to a standstill if crane drivers at a major company vote for strike action.

People's March for the NHS 16th August - 6th September

UCATT are encouraging members to take part in the People’s March for the NHS.

The march begins on Saturday 16th August in Jarrow and will follow the same route as the 1936 Jarrow Crusade.
Full details of the march can be found at http://999callfornhs.org.uk/

London and the South East Regional Update June 2014

UCATT Marks Workers Memorial Day Around 200 trade union activists and safety campaigners attended the UCATT London and South East Region Workers’ Memorial Day event at the Building Workers Statue next to the Tower of London. UCATT General Secretary Steve Murphy joined officials and activists from...

UCATT conference demands Crossrail safety improvement

Construction union UCATT have put further pressure on Crossrail to improve safety on the project.

Delegates at UCATT’s conference in Llandudno today (May 14) voted unanimously in favour of an emergency motion which demanded that UCATT safety reps are elected on all sections of the project and that safety committees are also created.

UCATT demands change of culture following leaked Crossrail safety report

Construction union UCATT are stepping up pressure to improve safety with Crossrail and their contractor (Balfour Beatty Morgan Vinci) BBMV following the leaking of a report into safety on Crossrail.

Although the report was originally compiled in March 2013 UCATT members and representatives have reported that there has been no visible improvement in safety and morale on the project.

UCATT Calls For Urgent Action and Answers Following Leaked Crossrail Safety Report

Construction union UCATT are calling for both Crossrail and its main contractors to undertake urgent action after a leaked safety report revealed a “culture of spying and fear” and that workers were “afraid to report [accidents] due to the likelihood of being laid off”.

UCATT in Qatar Embassy protest

UCATT will be taking their campaign against the Qatar Government’s appalling treatment of migrant construction workers directly to the country’s embassy.

UCATT event in London to mark Workers Memorial Day

Construction union UCATT is organising an event in London to mark this year’s International Workers Memorial Day on Monday 28th April.

The event will take the form of a ceremony including wreath laying at the Building Workers Statue next to the Tower of London. The keynote speaker will be Steve Murphy, General Secretary of UCATT.

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