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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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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