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Doncaster latest council to sign construction charter

Doncaster Council has become the latest Yorkshire Council to sign a construction charter, ensuring good practice on future construction projects.

Doncaster construction charter signing

Safety fears as sweltering Leeds workers have breaks cut

Construction union UCATT have been forced to contact Leeds Council after a contractor on a flagship job cut the length of time workers were allowed for their breaks.

UCATT events in Yorkshire to mark Workers' Memorial Day

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

Rob Morris the Regional Secretary for UCATT Yorkshire will be speaking at the event in Doncaster.

Thursday 28th April
Doncaster
Gresley Square
DN1 3BU
12pm noon

Sheffield council signs Construction Charter

Sheffield Council has become the latest local authority in Yorkshire to agree a minimum standards construction charter which will cover all the construction projects where is has an involvement.

The Charter was signed on Wednesday 6th April between Sheffield Deputy Council Leader Leigh Bramall and construction unions UCATT, GMB and Unite.

Wakefield Council agrees groundbreaking construction charter

Construction union UCATT have warmly welcomed the creation of a construction charter by Wakefield Council that sets minimum standards for all the local authorities’ construction projects.

The Charter was signed by Wakefield Council leader Peter Box on Wednesday 10th March alongside representatives of UCATT, Unite and GMB.

UCATT targets low pay at Lincolnshire construction factory

Members of construction union UCATT will demonstrate and raise awareness of low pay outside kitchen manufacturer Wren Living, which continues to pay workers well below the national Living Wage of £7.85 per hour.

Members will demonstrate outside Wren Living’s factory at Barton-upon-Humber in North Lincolnshire on Tuesday 22 September between the hours of 12 noon and 3pm.

UCATT woman wins top award

Rachel Shorter, a UCATT member in Yorkshire working at Berneslai Homes, Barnsley has won the National Federation of ALMOS Apprentice of the Year. Rachel has worked for Berneslai Homes in Barnsley for 4 years as an apprentice gas plumber, She gave up her administration job in an office based...

Official blocked from Leeds site for "making it untidy"

A regional organiser for construction union UCATT has been blocked from speaking to workers on a major Leeds site, for “making it untidy”
 

Kirklees Council Outlaws Umbrella Companies

Construction union UCATT have welcomed the decision of Kirklees Council to outlaw umbrella companies.

The decision was made at last week’s full council meeting following a presentation from UCATT Regional Organiser Mark Martin. The motion was passed by a margin of 46 to 14, while Labour councillors supported the motion several Conservative councillors spoke against the proposals.

UCATT to hold Leeds protest 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).

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