Public Sector

UCATT dismay as major Scottish projects the Forth Bridge Crossing and Aberdeen Peripheral road reject union scrutiny

UCATT officials are alarmed that two high-profile, major public funded construction projects have downgraded their commitment to healthy industrial relations and workplace safety by not reappointing union convenors.


Workers at Manchester Working begin ballot for industrial action

Members of construction union UCATT employed at Manchester Working Ltd will begin voting for industrial action this week in a dispute over pay differentials.

UCATT Scottish members accept changes to LGPS

UCATT members in Scotland have voted to accept the proposed changes to the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) Scotland pension scheme which covers local government and outsourced building workers.

Following extensive negotiations, UCATT balloted its members in November, and that 90% of members voted to accept the changes to the scheme. 

New research reveals the Government's economic vandalism

Construction union UCATT have welcomed the findings of new research, undertaken on behalf of the TUC, which reveal the full extent of the economic vandalism inflicted on the construction industry by the Government.

UCATT Delegates Active at STUC Congress

Delegates from construction union UCATT have enjoyed a busy and productive STUC Congress in Perth.

Major drop in construction output proves the Government must change course

Construction union UCATT are again calling for the Government to change course on its economic policy as the latest figures show a further devastating drop in construction output.

UCATT welcomes Labour's infrastructure debate

Construction union UCATT have welcomed Labour’s decision to hold a Commons debate on the lack of investment in public sector infrastructure projects.

Closure of Hallam Contracts bitter consequence of Government cuts

Construction union UCATT is promising to do all that it can to help its members at the Leicestershire based construction company Hallam Contracts which has gone into administration.

The 100 plus workforce were told yesterday (20th November) that they would be made redundant with immediate effect.

Prison maintenance sell-off will be costly and dangerous

Construction union UCATT has reacted with anger and dismay to the announcement that the Government intends to outsource prison maintenance departments.

UCATT represents hundreds of prison maintenance workers who are responsible for keeping prisons functioning. They include carpenters, painters, locksmiths, plumbers, bricklayers and electricians

UCATT challenges London Mayor to support construction safety

Construction union UCATT are calling for a meeting with London Mayor Boris Johnson after he refused to answer whether he would support the direct employment of construction workers, in order to reduce deaths and injuries.


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