London & South East

Early start for UCATT members

UCATT Development Officer, Vince McCoy (red bomber jacket) organised the early morning distribution of the UCATT magazine, Building Worker, outside prominent construction sites in London’s West End. From 6am until 8am UCATT activists helped Vince hand out the magazine and speak to workers about the benefits of UCATT membership.

Construction Deaths in London Remain Far Too High

Research by construction union UCATT has revealed that 11 construction workers were fatally injured in London in 2008/9.

The total of 11 deaths is the same number as were killed in the capital in 2007/8. The number of deaths in London is the highest in the country.

International Workers Memorial Day Event In London

Construction union UCATT are holding an event in London to mark International Workers Memorial Day on Monday 28 April.

Construction Deaths Remain High in South East England

Detailed analysis by construction union UCATT has revealed that six construction workers were killed in South East England in 2009/10. The six fatalities was the same number of deaths in the region as the previous year 2008/9.

London Event To Mark International Workers Memorial Day

Construction union UCATT are organising a major event to mark International Workers Memorial Day on Tuesday 28 April.

Construction workers will gather at the Building Worker Statute for a short memorial meeting, which will include the laying of wreaths and the releasing of 72 black balloons (one for every construction worker killed in Britain last year).

Construction Deaths Rise Steeply in London

Construction union UCATT have discovered that construction deaths in the capital rose steeply last year.

In 2010/11 there were a total of 8 fatal accidents among construction workers in London, this was a 62.5% increase on the previous year when a total of 5 workers were killed.

UCATT event in London on Workers Memorial Day

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

Slight Fall In Construction Deaths In South East England Must Not Lead To Complacency

Construction union UCATT have learnt that the number of construction deaths in South East England fell slightly last year.

In 2010/11 a total of 5 workers were killed in South East England this was a slight reduction in deaths compared to 2009/10 when 6 workers were killed in the region.

Construction Deaths Remain Far Too High In London And The South East

Research undertaken by construction union UCATT has revealed that deaths in London and the South East remain worryingly high.

In 2007/8 18 construction workers were killed in UCATT’s London and South East Region compared to 20 deaths in 2006/7. Nationally during the same period construction deaths decreased slightly from 79 in 2006/7 to 72 in 2007/8.

UCATT Members Share £30,000

UCATT have won a group of member’s working on Terminal 5 a share of £30,000 after they had been threatened with redundancy. The members’ company had refused to consult with UCATT over the redundancy despite being a recognised union on the site.

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