Monday, 28 May 2012

Blacklist Update May 2012

Blacklisting Update May 2012

1. Consulting Association blacklist

The Consulting Association blacklist was exposed in 2009 – 3200 building workers personal details were kept of a secret database – it is mainly union members who have dared to raise concerns about safety issues or unpaid wages. The blacklist was used by major contractors to sack stewards and stop them getting jobs on their projects..............

Latest Rank & File Newsletter

News from the national Rank and File meeting

Mass picket called at Ratcliffe this Tuesday

Things are warming up again on the Rank and File front. The combine meeting on May 23rd went well full report soon.

At the Liverpool Rank and File meeting it was decided to have a mass picket at Ratcliffe-on-Soar Power Station for our steward who is still suspended this Tuesday at 6am. Please try and get along its important we show solidarity and demand his reinstatement...............







At the National RnF Meeting on Saturday, it was unanimously agreed to hold a National protest at the Ratcliffe on Soar Power Station on Tuesday 29th May 6am.

A Unite M&E Shop Steward has been off work now for several weeks due to being suspended by SPIE for bullying.
This particular "Elected" Shop Steward is being victimised by his employer for being central to the BESNA protests/victory, Trade Union activities and in particular standing up for the health and safety of the workforce

The result of his disciplinary is due Tuesday morning.

Transport is currently being organised from all corners of the country. Get a car full of you along and come and join us.

Directions To Ratcliffe On Soar E:on Power Station 


Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Latest Unite M&E Press Release

Following today's meeting Unite have released the following Press Release

Unite launches compliance campaign in mechanical and electrical contracting sector

23 May 2012
Unite has launched a national campaign ‘Play by the rules’ today (Wednesday 23 May) to police the key agreements on every site in the UK at its national meeting of key union representatives from the industry................

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

We are still here, Report of the last few weeks

It may have gone quiet on here but out on the streets the fight is still going on.

This Saturday there is a National Rank & File Meeting in Liverpool.

National RnF Meeting
Saturday 26th May 
Casa Club, 29 Hope St. , L1 9BQ
Nearest Station - Liverpool Lime Street

As of May 1st 2012, Clown House Technologies had officialy withdrawn from the JIB/SJIB. More details will become available soon.

The boys up in Scotland have been doing very well. Full Scottish RnF Update below.