Tag Archives: construction

Manslaughter on the Crossrail Express: reactions to the Rene Tkacik verdict

A post from the Blacklist Support Group which seems like it deserves to be seen more widely: “Anguish at insulting fine for Crossrail death The family of Rene Tkacik, the construction worker killed when a tonne of cement fell on … Continue reading

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Construction conflicts: Crossrail wildcat, and Frank Morris reinstated again

A few pieces of news from rank-and-file workers fighting back in the construction industry: A wildcat strike broke out at Crossrail this week, with electricians stopping work at Canning Town, Holborn and Mile End in a long-running dispute over bonus … Continue reading

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No more deaths at work: Crossrail memorial vigil, Southwark Crown Court, 10 May

There’s an ongoing court case over the death of construction worker Rene Tka’cik, and the injuries caused to two others, by three companies working on the Crossrail project: BAM Nuttall Limited, Ferrovial Agroman (UK) Ltd, and Keir Infrastructure and Overseas … Continue reading

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Early April round-up: Irish Water, Workers’ Memorial Day and more…

Saturday the 8th of April will see a protest in Bradford against the scrapping of housing benefit for 18-21 year olds. That day will also see strike action against Southern Rail, Northern Rail, Merseyrail and Arriva Rail North, so if … Continue reading

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New evidence of union complicity in blacklisting workers

In the latest development from the long-running scandal over the blacklisting of construction workers, previously confidential files have been released that show the level of union complicity in helping employers to keep workers from getting jobs. The Guardian reports: “Previously … Continue reading

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Cleaners, couriers, casualisation, cereal and construction: news from grassroots workers’ struggles

A few stories you might have missed from recent days: The LSE has just announced a pay rise for cleaners that will take them up to the current London Living Wage of £9.75 an hour, which is one of the … Continue reading

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Mass picket at Crossrail, Monday December 5, 6:30am

Via Reel News: Rank and file electricians have had enough of being paid a third of what they’re worth on the biggest infrastructure project in the world, and walked off the job, shutting down 5 sites with unofficial strike action. … Continue reading

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