Posts Tagged ‘UCATT’

Ten years of Carillion putting profits before patients at PFI hospital

by Andy Newman.

This week marks the tenth anniversary of Swindon’s Great Western Hospital (GWH) opening in Swindon, one of the earliest Private Finance Initiative (PFI) build and operate hospitals, and only the second opened by Carillion. The anniversary was marked today by a dozen GMB shop stewards protesting outside, highlighting the long running industrial dispute between the union and […]

Winning Labour sets its sights on winning back Labour’s lost 5 million votes

by Richard Burgon.

Last weekend Yorkshire-based trade union-backed Labour campaign, WinningLabour, held its first national day conference. Set up last year, it aims to promote radical and practical debate about how to win back the 5 million votes Labour lost between 1997 and 2010, embracing three core themes.

UCATT General Secretary forced to step down

by Jon Lansman.

UCATT general secretary, Alan Ritchie, has been ordered by the Certification Officer for Trade Unions to step down as leader of construction’s biggest union after his election in 2009 was declared void. UCATT has been ordered to conduct a re-run of that leadership race following a long campaign by his defeated rival, Mick Dooley. The election […]

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