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London construction deaths double after mayor ignores safety call

Construction union UCATT has learned that construction deaths in London have doubled.

A total of 8 construction workers were killed in London in 2012/13 compared to 4 in 2011/12. In total there were 39 construction fatalities in the UK in 2012/13.

Government and BAE Systems must give long term commitment to shipyards

Construction union UCATT are calling on the Government and BAE Systems to give assurances that all their shipyards will have a long term future.

UCATT have made their call after it was leaked that the company is planning to make major redundancies at the shipyards at Govan, Scotstoun and Portsmouth and to end production of new ships at its Portsmouth yard.

London Conservative's call to extend gangmasters licensing in conflict with Government policy

Construction union UCATT have noted the paradox between a report by a senior Conservative politician calling for the extension of the Gangmasters Licensing Authority to cover sectors including the construction industry, at the same time the Conservative-led Government is reducing the organisations powers.

UCATT members at Kier vote for strike action

UCATT members at Kier Services have voted overwhelmingly for strike action, in a dispute over the company imposing a change in the date the workforce is paid.

UCATT members voted by a margin of almost three to one in favour of strike action, with 74.4% in favour of this form of industrial action.

UCATT London event for Workers Memorial Day

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

Construction deaths rise in the South East

Research undertaken by construction union UCATT has found that construction deaths in South East England increased last year.

In 2011/12 there were 7 fatal construction accidents in the South East, compared to 5 in the previous reporting year of 2010/11.

UCATT warns against complacency despite reduction in London construction fatalities

Construction union UCATT is warning against the industry becoming complacent with regard to safety following a reduction in construction fatalities in London last year.

In 2011/12 there were four construction deaths in London compared to eight fatalities in the reporting year 2010/11.

UCATT research reveals regional construction death figures

New research by construction union UCATT shows that construction fatalities were highest in 2011/12 in the Midlands, the North West, Eastern England, the South East and South West.

UCATT challenges London Mayor to support construction safety

Construction union UCATT are calling for a meeting with London Mayor Boris Johnson after he refused to answer whether he would support the direct employment of construction workers, in order to reduce deaths and injuries.

ODA must not sweep blacklisting under the carpet

Construction union UCATT are demanding that the Olympic Delivery Authority are not allowed to sweep blacklisting at the Olympics under the carpet.

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