blacklisting

GMB calls for blacklisting firms to be barred from tendering

Compensation offers between £15m and £20m is grossly inadequate for firms with pre-tax profits of £1.04 billion who have to own up, clean up and pay up and until they do so they should get no more work in Scotland says GMB.

UCATT to hold anti-blacklisting demonstration in Northampton

Construction union UCATT will hold a demonstration tomorrow outside the Northampton offices of employment agency Atlanco Rimec after allegations the firm was involved in blacklisting.

Blacklisters to launch ‘counterfeit’ compensation scheme, says UCATT

Companies at the heart of the blacklisting scandal are set to defy Parliament and launch their own “counterfeit” compensation scheme later this month, construction union UCATT claims.

NI anti-blackilsting laws 'too weak', says UCATT

Construction union UCATT is warning that new anti-blacklisting regulations introduced in Northern Ireland this week won’t necessarily stop the practice, because they are not strong enough.

No public contracts for blacklisting firms, says Scottish Affairs Select Committee

MPs have published a report calling for blacklisting firms to be banned from publicly funded contracts.

I still want answers

When he saw his name included among 3,200 individuals on the Consulting Association’s notorious blacklist, George Fuller felt vindicated. But, he says, that is not the end of the story

TUC Calls For A Proper National Inquiry Into Blacklisting

Protests against blacklisting are being held today around the UK in the hope of increased justice for blacklisted construction workers.

Blacklisting law firm fights on, despite new scheme

A law firm representing 100 construction workers who claim they were the victims of blacklisting says it is pressing on with its High Court action over the issue, despite a compensation scheme launched by eight of the companies involved.

New anti-blacklist campaign starts

Construction union UCATT has launched a new document which details the measures the Government needs to undertake to ensure that blacklisting is entirely eradicated in Britain.

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2017-05-31 13:33

The rate of Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) will rise by two per cent on June 1 to 12 per cent on all non-exempt transactions. Martin Bennison, managing director at construction finance firm Ultimate Finance, explains what this means for UK construction companies.

2017-05-25 08:41

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is growing in popularity and is now mandatory for centrally funded public-sector projects. Experts and the curious are gathering more and more frequently at dedicated congresses, exhibitions and workshops. Many people are now asking: Where does the UK stand on the issue of BIM and the digitisation of the construction industry?

2017-05-10 10:47

Opening site doors to more females is vital to plugging the construction skills gap, reports Claire Cameron

THE construction industry continues to be plagued by a well-documented skills gap with some suggesting the shortage could get worse before it gets better.

2017-05-08 14:27

If you work on a building site, are self-employed or have a zero-hours contract, you might be surprised to know you work in the ”gig economy”. This is the economy characterised by temporary work and irregular hours, pay and working conditions.

2017-03-29 10:31

Jeremy Gould, VP sales Europe, TomTom Telematics, discusses how technological developments in vehicle telematics have opened up new workflow management possibilities for the construction industry

2017-03-21 09:31

With the demand of oil increasing, it’s estimated that the Earth will reach its full capacity for oil consumption at some point within the next 20 years. This is despite the production of oil decreasing, and the construction industry is no exception to this, reports Niftylift.

2017-03-17 10:55

With construction firms leading the way in drone technology, Claire Cameron takes a closer look at how unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can be used onsite

2017-03-07 16:20

While the physical safety of workers is prioritised on construction sites, mental health is often overlooked, reports Claire Cameron

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