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Hinkley Point go ahead good news for construction industry

Construction union UCATT have warmly welcomed the Government’s decision today (Thursday 15th September) to give the go ahead to the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station development.

Government's Hinkley Point delay is economic illiteracy

Construction union UCATT has described the Government’s decision to delay a final decision to build a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point as “economic illiteracy”.

Just hours after the client EDF confirmed that they had finally made the decision to go ahead with the multi-billion pound project the Government announced it would not make a final decision until the autumn.

Hinkley Point go ahead needed for construction boost

Construction union UCATT are calling for EDF to give the final go ahead tomorrow (July 28) for the construction of Hinkley Point C, in order to provide a much needed stimulus to the construction industry post-Brexit.

Hinkley Point ‘litmus test’ on post-Brexit investment in big infrastructure projects

Confirming the financial go-ahead of the Hinkley Point nuclear power station will be the first big litmus test that much-needed infrastructure UK projects will proceed, following the Brexit vote.

Sharp fall in Welsh construction safety inspections

Construction union UCATT says Welsh construction workers’ safety is at risk after new figures show that safety inspections by the government’s Health & Safety Executive (H&SE) have dropped by a 41 per cent in the last two years across the region.

UCATT gets Welsh Government to take action on dangers of asbestos in housing

Welsh Government minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty, Lesley Griffiths, has agreed with UCATT that the issue of asbestos in housing must be addressed as a matter of urgency and will be partially tackled as part of legislation planned for later this year.

UCATT begins fight for fair pay in the public sector in Wales

A major UCATT campaign to secure fair wages in the public sector– as promised by the Welsh Assembly Government – begins with a demonstration outside a public-funded housing association in Cardiff.

UCATT to hold protest in Exeter 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).

UCATT members at Tata vote for strike action in pensions dispute

UCATT members employed by Tata Steel have voted overwhelmingly for strike action over the company’s plans to close the British Steel Pension Scheme.

UCATT members voted 95.1% for strike action and by 94.9% for action short of strike action on an 80% turnout.

Wales and South West Region active on Workers' Memorial Day

UCATT officials and activists in the Wales and South West Reigon took part in a number of events to mark Workers' Memorial Day. Darren Crowther, Regional Organiser with UCATT Health and Safety Rep Paul Cain who carried workplace ssafety inspections on Workers' Memorial Day in Plymouth Community...

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