Construction workers should check pay packets, says UCATT

Construction union UCATT are urging construction workers to check their pay packets to ensure employers honour a pay rise.

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.

UCATT demands change of culture following leaked crossrail safety report

Construction union UCATT are stepping up pressure to improve safety with Crossrail and their contractor (Balfour Beatty Morgan Vinci) BBMV following the leaking of a report into safety on Crossrail.

UCATT claims fatal accident was "avoidable"

Construction union UCATT claims an accident on a residential building site in central London yesterday which led to the death of one construction worker was very likely a “wholly avoidable accident”.

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.

Nearly 100 jobs go as aluminium company folds

Unions have described the loss of nearly 100 jobs at a Doncaster company that was supplying aluminium frames to the construction industry as a “bitter blow”.

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.

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

UCATT welcomes HSE investigation into Alder Hey construction site

Construction union UCATT have welcomed the announcement that the Health and Safety Executive is to conduct inspections on the Alder Hey Hospital site in Liverpool.

UCATT sends Liverpool Hospital report to parliament

Construction union UCATT have sent a report of their industrial relations concerns, involving the Alder Hey Hospital Project in Liverpool, to a Parliamentary committee.

Government safety cuts ‘calculated on back of envelope’, says UCATT

Construction union UCATT has discovered that the Government’s decision to cut vital proactive safety inspections was taken without a detailed formula, without an impact assessment and without any investigation of increased risks to workers or the general public.

UCCATT warns of weakened TUPE laws

Construction union UCATT has warned that the Government’s changes to the Transfer of Undertakings and Protection of Employment (TUPE) rules are the latest attack on workers’ rights.

UCATT Raises Concerns about "Work Experience" Apprenticeships

Construction union UCATT have raised strong concerns that an organisation that has been endorsed by the CITB has been offering apprenticeships which requires the successful candidate to undertake unpaid work experiences.

Economy grows despite construction sector struggles

Britain's economy grew by 0.7% in the fourth quarter of 2013 but the construction sector shrank due to a poor performance in November, the Office for National Statistics has reported.

UCATT warns against latest safety 'madness'

Construction union UCATT have warned that proposals to merge two safety documents are “madness” and will lead to an increase in long-term injuries and health problems.

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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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