Sunday, 29 January 2012

NG Baileys Week and The Scottish Assault

This week saw Rank & File action on NG Bailey sites across the whole of the country. In Scotland they took it a step further than the rest with FIVE protests/demos in one week. And the North East also had two at once.

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 “Extra - Extra” “Read all about it” ‘Balfour Beatty sites taking strike action’
That’s the headline we need!

Friday, 27 January 2012

23/11/2011 - Grattes Brothers Occupation Update

On Wednesday 23rd November a large number of M&E Workers and supporters entered the Grattes Brothers London office to speak to management about the impending introduction of BESNA to the industry.

Monday, 23 January 2012

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Sparks week of protest at NGBailey sites
NGB / No Go Besna

Ballot papers gone out for BBES a yes vote is imperative for strike action to be able to begin on 9th February.

The Ballot Is Here and NG Bailey Are In Our Sights

The re ballot of Balfour Beatty Engineering Services has finally arrived.

Blacklisting Employment Tribunal Update

Agency workers have no legal protection against blacklisting by multi-national firms according to a shock decision in the Central London Employment Tribunal today (Friday 20th Jan)

Two Weeks Of Action Gets The New Year Rolling

This month seems like it is going on forever. There have already been over 20 protests across the country and several walk outs. Most notably by the Spie lads out of the Thornby Branch who are walking out EVERY Wednesday from now on.

Monday, 9 January 2012

National Rank & File Meeting and This Weeks Protests

The first National M&E Rank & File 
is being held this week in Birmingham.

Saturday 14th January, 1pm-4pm. 

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We won’t sign away our livelihoods.

No matter what pressure we are put under by the rogue 7 we must not sign the BESNA contracts. BBES workers in Scotland have been returning the new contracts unopened to BB head office as have sparks at Spie Matthew Hall along with many others around the country.

Thursday, 5 January 2012


A letter from the Unite the Union General Secretary Len McCluskey. Including templates of letters to attach to your BESNA contract before returning:

04 January 2012

To all unite members employed by the following companies;
Balfour Beatty (and subsidiaries)
NG Bailey
SPIE Matthew Hall
Crown House Technologies
Shepherd Engineering Services
Gratte Brothers 
Tommy Clarke.

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

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Yes it’s a ‘New Year’ but we still have the ‘Same Fight’.
And the ‘Rank and File’ hasn’t gone away!

The methods of the BESNA 7 are outrageous and a disgrace.