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.

Flexibility call for construction workers holidays

Construction union Ucatt and construction employer representatives have issued a joint call for construction bosses to show flexibility this Easter.

Unite ballots over sacked shop steward

Unite said yesterday it will ballot its members in American construction giant, CB&I over the dismissal of union stop steward.

UCATT vote to accept NHS pay deal

UCATT members working in the craft and maintenance divisions of the NHS have voted narrowly in favour of accepting the Government’s revised pay offer, which works out at roughly 2.6%.

Unions attack UK construction gangmasters

Unions at the TUC Congress have overwhelmingly backed a motion calling on the government to extend the Gangmasters Licensing Act (GLA) to the construction industry.

Metronet staff say yes to strike

Staff who work on London Underground have voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action over jobs and conditions at failed Tube privateer Metronet.

Croydon crane collapse company gets prohibition notice

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has slapped a prohibition notice on a Kent company after a crane collapse on Saturday.

Construction union calls for gangmaster regulations

The growing mistreatment of workers by rogue employers in the construction sector means that the industry urgently needs regulation to end exploitation and drive out the crooks, according to construction unions.

Union pledges action after Liverpool crane death

Union workers held a remembrance service in Liverpool on Saturday, after three contractors were killed in crane incidents this year.

Update: Liverpool crane death

The man who was killed when a mobile crane toppled over on a Liverpool site on Thursday was a steel erector, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) said.

Liverpool suffers third crane death this year

Liverpool has suffered its third crane death in a year after a crane toppled over yesterday.

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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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