Friday, 15 November 2013

AGM of Construction Safety Campaign

CONSTRUCTION Safety Campaign AGM 11am Saturday 16th November 40 Bull Street Birmingham B4 6AF All welcome The recent death of Richard Laco on a Laing O'Rourke building site in Kings Cross has again raised the issue to construction safety to centre stage. A silent vigil has held for Richard Laco organised by the Construction Safety Campaign and was attended by family members and the girlfriend of the deceased building worker. Pix of the silent vigil in the links below: Recent figures show that construction deaths have soared in London and even Laing O'Rourke's own internal reports state that there has been a "huge rise" in hazards and and near misses on their sites last year. Laing O'Rourke have adopted a harsh anti union stance on their projects and officials from construction unions have been banned from their sites in London and Liverpool. Where unions have elected safety reps on sites in London, the company has denied them facilities expected in legislation. Laing O'Rourke and their wholly owned electrical contractor Crown House are also proven Blacklisters of union members who raise concerns about safety on building sites. They are defendants in the blacklisting High Court claim being brought by Guney Clark & Ryan whose first hearing is November 29th. Because of their anti-union attitude and systematic blacklisting of safety reps, Laing O'Rourke will be a target of the Blacklist Support Group on the TUC Day of Action on Blacklisting on November 20th.

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