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 

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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