Death and destruction in shipbreaking yards
May18

Death and destruction in shipbreaking yards

A keynote discussion took place on the 15th May 2017 at the London Offices of Law firm Leigh Day. An invited audience listened to a panel of specialists including speakers from the ‘Shipbreaking Platform’¹ who are involved in trying to end the shocking damage to the lives of workers and catastrophic environmental impact of shipbreaking. You have probably seen images of shipbreaking in places like India and Bangladesh: barefoot men in...

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Cross rail case moves to the Southwark Crown Court May 10 from 10 AM picket
Apr12

Cross rail case moves to the Southwark Crown Court May 10 from 10 AM picket

It was a very good turnout for the vigil outside Westminster magistrates court seeking justice for crossrail the construction safety campaign also London Hazards also had placards and banners we also had Placards placards of FACK and also a statement from there supporting the families #iwmd special thanks to construction safety campaign the national shop stewards network also Family against corporate killing  We now need to...

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No justice no peace 
Mar09

No justice no peace 

ORGREAVE DEMO OUTSIDE THE HOME OFFICE LONDON we would like to see a Mass Demonstration outside the Home Office in London, unit 2, Marsham street london SW1P 4DF. Can you please ask your members to bring anything that will make a noise, whistles horns and anyone who can shout loud. I would urge anyone of us, whom have connections with other groups to please encourage them to attend too. We really do need to give this a good go. It is...

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The HSE have announced they will prosecute construction firms on crossrail
Dec07

The HSE have announced they will prosecute construction firms on crossrail

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has today informed BAM Nuttall Limited, Ferrovial Agroman (UK) Ltd, and Keir Infrastructure and Overseas Ltd that they will be prosecuted in relation to three incidents that took place during the construction of the new Crossrail railway tunnel construction, which runs east to west across London. All three companies will appear at Westminster’s Magistrates Court in January 2017 to face four...

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Crossrail contractor attacks trade union organisation
Nov30

Crossrail contractor attacks trade union organisation

Crossrail contractor attacks trade union organisation After the scandal of blacklisting in the construction industry, it seems Laing O’Rourke have learnt very little. Workers on the Crossrail site of their subsidiary Crown House Technologies have been forced to take action to defend basic trade union rights. Unite Officer Guy Langston has sent the following message via social media:   At Tottenham Court Road 60 Mechanical and...

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Precarious “gigs” are a perfect storm for occupational health 
Nov15

Precarious “gigs” are a perfect storm for occupational health 

Psychologist Dr Joanna Wilde, a member of the board of directors of the Council for Work and Health, on the toxic combination of stress and occupational health risks in the “gig economy”.  The “gig economy” covers many different arrangements, but the key fact underpinning the use of this term is that there are growing numbers of people working on limited term projects and placements and in what used to be described as a piece...

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