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UCATT rebuts Laing O’Rourke Dumfries hospital claims

Claims made by major contractor Laing O’Rourke following construction union UCATT’s protest at the Dumfries hospital site on November 3rd have been rebutted by the union.
UCATT Regional Secretary Steve Dillon, said: “UCATT is dismayed to hear the inaccurate comments to the media from contractor Laing O’Rourke regarding union access to the new hospital site in Dumfries.

UCATT Scotland stages major demonstration outside blacklisting constructor Laing O’Rourke’s Dumfries hospital project

UCATT has begun a series of protests at a major hospital project in Dumfries in Scotland. The first protest was held this morning (November 3rd) outside the site.

UCATT protest at Dumfries hospital

TUC backs campaign to outlaw umbrella companies

TUC Congress has today (Tuesday 13th September) overwhelming backed a UCATT campaign to establish a political campaign to outlaw umbrella companies.

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

Shadow Chancellor pledges Umbrella Company action

Speaking today at UCATT conference today (Thursday 19th May) Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell MP has pledged that the next Labour Government will take action to tackle umbrella company exploitation. 

Addressing conference Mr McDonnell said in his opinion umbrella companies “should be scrapped”.

UCATT member in Cambridgeshire wins significant tribunal against umbrella company

A UCATT member from Ely in Cambridgeshire has won a hugely significant employment tribunal case against an umbrella company. Maurice Meredith contacted UCATT after the union staged a demonstration against umbrella companies in November 2014, outside a Hills construction site next to Cambridge Railway Station.

UCATT slams insulting Inland Revenue figures which downplay tax impact on almost half a million workers

Construction union UCATT has seen an HMRC Policy Document which shows a gross underestimation of the real impact of George Osborne’s tax changes for employees of umbrella companies.

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