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UCATT reaction following Birmingham fatal accident

Brian Rye, Acting General Secretary of construction union UCATT, has commentated on the fatal accident at a Birmingham recycling centre which has claimed the lives of five workers.

Mr Rye, said: “This is a tragic accident and our first thoughts most be with the family of the loved ones who have died in such tragic circumstances.”

UCATT Midlands events to mark Workers' Memorial Day

Construction union UCATT are participating in a series of events across the Midlands to mark this year’s International Workers’ Memorial Day on Thursday 28th April.

Shaun Lee the Regional Secretary for UCATT Midlands will be speaking at the event in Birmingham.

Midlands Region Retired Members

The Midlands Region held its first Retired Members meeting on 23rd March. The meeting was well attended and those present discussed a range of topics affecting UCATT members past and present.

Fresh strike action called at troubled Aspire Housing

Fresh strike action has been called at Aspire Housing, the troubled housing association based in Newcastle-under-Lyme.

Workers will be involved in a 24 hour walkout on Tuesday 1st September after the company refused to meet  unions or to seek meditation via ACAS.

Tensions mount in Aspire Housing dispute due to van job adverts

Members of construction union UCATT employed at Aspire Housing in Newcastle-under-Lyme are furious that their company vehicles have new livery which means workers have been left feeling that they are being forced to advertise their own jobs.

aspire housing job photo

Workers vote for strike action at Aspire Housing in Newcastle under Lyme

Members of construction union UCATT employed at Aspire, a housing association in Newcastle under Lyme, have voted overwhelmingly for industrial action, as a result of the company planning to cut their terms and conditions.

Strike ballot begins at Aspire Housing Association in Newcastle under Lyme

Construction union UCATT have begun balloting their members employed by Aspire Housing Association, following the company’s plans to cut the terms and conditions of the workforce, while forcing them to work longer hours.

UCATT to hold protest in Nottingham against low pay

Construction union UCATT are holding demonstrations throughout the UK on Wednesday 3rd June in protest at low pay on construction sites. The protests are part of the union’s campaign to ensure that all construction workers earn the Living Wage which is £7.85 an hour (£9.15 an hour in London).

Chesterfield May Day

UCATT was actively involved in the May Day celebrations in Chesterfield on Monday 5th, with Regional Secretary Shaun Lee leading a group of UCATT activists celebrating the workers holiday!

Midlands Region takes part in various events to mark Workers' Memorial Day

UCATT Officials and Activists took part in a number of events across the Midlands Reigon to mark International Workers Memorial Day. From Wolverhampton to Birmingham and Leicester UCATT was extremely active with many making contributions at events, and in many cases Labour Party candidates turned...

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