Unofficial walkout at Runcorn beats management

February 18, 2014 in News, Strikes

Report filed from a Runcorn TPS worker There was an unofficial walkout by construction workers at Runcorn thermal power station on Thursday in another dispute over safety issues on the site. During the storms on Wednesday a section of cladding from a flue stack blew off on the neighbouring Inios Chlor plant and the site was evacuated. On return to work on Thursday some workers refused to go onto the site due to concerns over site safety despite assurances from the Keppel Segers (K.S.), the company in overall charge on the site, that the site was safe for work. A […]

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 […]