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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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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