Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Blacklist Video/Documentary by Reel News - MUST SEE

The same firms who are de-skilling our industry and cutting our wages are also blacklisting innocent people. If you have heard sparks complaining about the blacklist on demo's and didn't know what they were talking about - watch this youtube video and all will be revealed - if you've never seen it before, it is truly shocking. As it stands I am not blacklisted but I do personally know a couple of people who are. It is a shocking practise and needs to be eradicated.

Wed 21st Glasgow

Tomorrow we take the fight to the client.  FACEBOOK

Land Securities have handed out a contract for the extension to Buchanan Galleries in Glasgow to Balfour Beatty.

Let's show them why they have made the wrong decision.

Meet, 8am at:
Land Securities Group
120 Bath Street
G2 2EN

Hope to see you there.

Scottish Rank and File Committee

Latest Rank and File Update

‘They came for us and we fought back’  Rank and File end of year round up.....
What an incredible 4 months of Rank and File activity we have had, it must be the best action of any group of workers in last 10 years, and its gone worldwide.

Latest Unite The Union Press Release

On Thursday 15th December, Unite and the Seven Scum met at ACAS. We are yet to hear from the Seven Scum but Unite today released this statement:

Construction employers’ Christmas peace deal snub forces New Year ballot to go-ahead 

Round Up Of Last Weeks Action

Over the last week we have seen protests, pickets, occupations and blatant lies.

Wednesday morning started off with

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Occupying The Clients

Early yesterday evening, Friday 16th, over 30 M&E workers occupied the head office of Network Rail in London.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Where To Be Seen This Week

There are protests/demonstrations across the country this week. In England, Scotland and Wales.

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Report From Todays Scottish RnF/Unite Meeting

A message from a Scottish Electrician who was at the Rnf/Unite meeting in Glasgow today. It was attended by Gail Cartmail (Unite Assistant General Secretary) and Bernard McAuley (National Construction Officer)


The HVCA have been told that they will NOT be granted a license to issue CSCS cards. This is a massive blow to BESNA as it means that they will not be able to issue their own Skills Cards.

Two months ago Unite, GMB and UCATT joined forces to apply pressure on CSCS to not grant the HVCA a issuing license and it seems that they have agrees that BESNA is a bad move for the construction industry.

BIGGEST Unoffical Walkout For Years

Last week it was announced that Balfour Beatty M&E workers had voted 81.6% in favour of strike action against the forced implementation of new, lesser contracts.

Press Release From ECA

Building Services Coalition Calls For Unity Amid HVCA Plans To Fragement Industry
06 Dec 2011
A coalition of the Building Services industry comprising ECA, SELECT, APHC and SNIPEF warns of dire consequences for the industry if HVCA insists on going ahead with the Building & Engineering Services Association (BESA) and the proposed BESNA Agreement.

Rank & File - Siteworker Round Up Of Wednesday

7th December was supposed to be the 1st day of action in the electricians dispute following the magnificent Balfour Beatty ballot result 81% in favour of industrial action.

Sunday, 4 December 2011

The Week Just Gone and The Week Coming

The Balfour Beatty ballot result was announced this week. There was an overwhelming 81.6% vote in favour of strike action. Cheers went up across the country. BUT then Balfour Beatty took the result to court and highlighted some flaws in the result.

Latest Rank And File Newsletter.....

Well there’s a surprise, they threaten and we back off! ‘What a load of old Ballots’

We got the ballot result 81.6% in favour of strike action on BBES magnificent!
Then shamefully Unite when they were ‘threatened’ with an injunction, bottled it and have decided to re-ballot.

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Latest Press Release From Unite

Unite condemns Balfour Beatty’s legal challenge to its overwhelming ‘yes’ vote and vows to re-ballot