Construction union UCATT is calling on the Government to address the damaging flaws in its much trumpeted auto-enrolment pension scheme, as part of a review announced this week. Currently, thousands of construction workers are being cheated out of a proper pension by glaringly obvious omissions.
Construction union UCATT are calling on the Scottish Government to conduct an urgent independent pay audit for worker’s operating on the Forth Crossing in order to reassert confidence that workers are being treated fairly.
Construction workers will have one powerful union voice on their side fighting for them from 1 January 2017, it was announced today (Wednesday 2 November) as members of UCATT voted by 85.5% to 14.5% to merge with Britain’s largest union, Unite.
UCATT has been vindicated in highlighting the failure of the Crossrail tunnelling project fingerprint recognition payment scheme as the company has announced that a human timekeeper will now be used. Workers on the high profile London infrastructure project run by the Costain led ATC consortium had lost money due to the failure of the digital fingerprint system.
UCATT has warmly welcomed the announcement made today (September 26th) by the Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell that the next Labour Government will transform the minimum wage into a genuine Living Wage.
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