Here we go again – another company who thinks it can completely ignore national construction agreements and refuse to let unions on site. This time it’s Danish company BWSC, who are building a biomass plant in Kent. UNITE and GMB are working together to ensure ALL workers – whether Brtisih or European – get a fair deal.
GMB are protesting about the poverty wages paid to their staff by Medirest, an outsourcing contractor at Watford General Hospital. The staff get only 10 pence more than the legal minimum wage, despite the parent company making over £1.4 billion operating profit in 2016 and are paid this same low rate for nights, weekends and even Christmas day
Official video for the new campaign single for the Blacklist Support Group. Multinational building contractors have for decades compiled a secret database of union members in the UK construction industry.
Union members were denied work over many years because they had been stewards or safety reps on previous building projects. Contractors recently had to pay out over £50 million in compensation to workers on the blacklist after a sustained campaign involving direct action, strikes and demos – but they are still being denied work. The campaign will continue until those workers are back where they belong – organising on building sites. More information: www.hazards.org/blacklistblog, or on Facebook: Blacklist Support Group