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Crossrail emails reveal untold worker abuses

Crossrail contractor shockingly admits in revealing emails to:

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 reaction following Birmingham fatal accident

Brian Rye, Acting General Secretary of construction union UCATT, has commentated on the fatal accident at a Birmingham recycling centre which has claimed the lives of five workers.

Mr Rye, said: “This is a tragic accident and our first thoughts most be with the family of the loved ones who have died in such tragic circumstances.”

HSE accused of burying bad news

Construction union UCATT, have accused the Health and Safety Executive of burying bad news by releasing the annual fatality figures today (July 6) coinciding with the Chilcot Report.

The figures reveal a slight overall increase in workplace deaths but a sharp rise in construction fatalities.

Construction inspections show further decline

The number of vital, unannounced, life-saving construction inspections being undertaken by the Health and Safety Executive declined further last year.

UCATT finds high levels of stress and mental illness among construction workers

A survey amongst construction worker members of UCATT has revealed very real concerns about the prevalence of mental health problems in the industry.

UCATT slams derisory number of Health and Safety Executive inspectors

On the day the UK construction industry remembers lost colleagues – who died in the UK’s most dangerous industry - UCATT has learned via a Freedom of Information Request the true of level of governmental health and safety scrutiny in the industry – and is appalled.

UCATT and Unite event in London to mark to Workers' Memorial Day

UCATT and Unite are organising an event in London to mark this year’s International Workers’ Memorial Day on Thursday 28th April.

UCATT events in the North West to mark Workers' Memorial Day

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

UCATT’s primary focus will be at the construction workers memorial where speakers will include Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson.

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