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Jobs threatened at Dundee City Council if outsourcing goes ahead says UCATT

Around 380 employees at Dundee City Council could see their contracts taken over by private contractor Tayside Contracts, if the council outsources its building and maintenance work. The council has started a consultation process but the move is counter to national trends which has seen hundreds of councils taking back maintenance and construction in-house.

Scottish Government to call in ACAS to Forth Crossing dispute

The Scottish Government will call in ACAS to audit the Queensferry construction site after UCATT revealed migrant labourers being paid well below recognised industry rates.

Aberdeen Council a learning beacon

On Monday November 28th UCATT and Unite welcomed Jamie Hepburn MP, the Minister for Employability and Training to celebrate the achievements of workplace learners at Aberdeen City Council.
The unions working in partnership with the Labour run City council have organised learning and support for 297 workers over the last two years.

Laing O'Rourke accused of backdoor blacklisting

UCATT are at loggerheads with major contractor Laing O’Rourke’s over its policies which amount to backdoor blacklisting.

Scottish Region recognises great union service

UCATT Scotland today honoured the service of long-term members and activists of the union. Brothers Oliver Jones and Davie Smith from the Johnstone branch, Dougie Graham from Irvine, and Jonsen Green, Midlothian, were all presented with honourariums by the Regional Council for 50 and 40 years...

Queensferry Crossing Raid Exposes Worker Exploitation

Construction union UCATT have warned that the immigration raid on the Queensferry Crossing is just one example of wider workplace abuses on what is the Scottish Parliament’s flagship project.

UCATT understands that an immigration raid occurred on the site on Monday (November 21st) and several workers from the Indian sub-continent were arrested.

MSPs Mount Pressure on Anti Union Laing O’Rourke

Further pressure has been mounted on Laing O’Rourke to end its anti-union practices on public sector construction sites after a Scottish MSP tabled a Parliamentary motion criticising the company’s behaviour.

Message from Steve Dillon Regional Secretary UCATT Scotland

Dear Member

As UCATT Regional Secretary I am calling on all Scottish members to embrace the transfer of engagements from UCATT to UNITE following the membership vote in favour. The transfer is scheduled to take place on 1st January 2017.

UCATT rebuts Laing O’Rourke Dumfries hospital claims

Claims made by major contractor Laing O’Rourke following construction union UCATT’s protest at the Dumfries hospital site on November 3rd have been rebutted by the union.
UCATT Regional Secretary Steve Dillon, said: “UCATT is dismayed to hear the inaccurate comments to the media from contractor Laing O’Rourke regarding union access to the new hospital site in Dumfries.

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