230:Victory! Protest wins reinstatement of Crossrail worker

February 17, 2015 in Bulletins

Construction workers were celebrating this morning (Monday February 16) after a worker on the huge London Crossrail project was reinstated after being sacked on Friday for the crime of raising health and safety issues. His employer, Costain, tried to argue that he had been laid off because of lack of work, yet he had only been employed four days earlier on a job that has three years left! These underhand methods are the insecure reality for construction workers and a massive obstacle for trade union members and activists who try to ensure that sites are safe and workers aren’t ripped off […]

Stop the Blacklist @ Crossrail protest today

April 19, 2013 in Reports, Strikes

You can’t describe how NOISY this demo was but it was part of  the right response to the ongoing bullying of sacked Unite Rep Frank Morris. Yesterday he was attacked by Security guards and today there was a big and noisy Unite turnout to raise the game. NSSN Rob williams and other steering committee members also attended to support it. And just when some of them (including blacklisters who are based at this place) thought that was it for the day… We all ended up at KIER in central London.  A lot of excellent support from passers by and cars […]

Crossrail ‘blacklist​ing’ probe called fo​r by Unite – press r​elease​

December 6, 2012 in Press Releases, Reports, Strikes

We thought it was worth putting this out in full given the sacking of Frank Morris and others over H&S concerns which NSSN and others have supported. From UNITE: Crossrail ‘blacklisting’ probe called for by Unite   Claims that Crossrail contractors have met with an organisation dedicated to compiling blacklists of construction workers needs to be urgently investigated by London’s Transport Commissioner, Peter Hendy. Unite, the largest union in the country, said that it had continuing and serious concerns about how workers are treated by contractors working on the Crossrail scheme – Europe’s largest construction project. In the letter to Peter […]