Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians (UCATT)

New Learning Centre in Bridgwater provides a golden opportunity to develop skills

Olympic Gold Medallist Sally Gunnell was in Bridgwater last month to open a new Union Learning Fund (ULF) project supported learning centre. Sedgemoor District Council has teamed up with partners including the joint union ULF project, EDF Energy, Jobcentre Plus, training provider Inspire to Achieve and the social enterprise Pluss, which supports...

Joint union project helps Somerset social enterprise improve lives and communities

The Union Learning Fund (ULF) project at Hinkley Point C, “Building a Learning Legacy”, has been supporting a not-for-profit social enterprise giving training and work experience in Somerset. Somerset Care and Repair (SCR) brings empty homes across the county back into use, making them available to...

UCATT event to highlight dangers of problematic gambling

UCATT, with support from unionlearn, are organising an event to look at the impact of problematic gambling in the workplace. The one day conference will be in Manchester Town Hall on the 11th November and follows on from the Mental Health and Work seminar and activity which took place earlier this year. UCATT Project Organiser Keith Lewis said:...

ULF project offers redundancy support at Somerset paper mill

Most of the 175-strong workforce were left jobless when DS Smith's Wansborough Paper Mill, one of the largest employers in west Somerset, shut down just before Christmas 2015. When they heard about the impending closure, EDF Energy Construction Skills Manager Marc Docherty and his colleague...

HS2 and TUC sign framework agreement boosting skills and apprenticeships

HS2 Ltd and the TUC have agreed a framework to maximise the economic and labour benefits of the UK’s new north-south high speed rail line. The agreement demonstrates a commitment from HS2 Ltd to work together with the trade union movement to lead a safe, diverse and inclusive workforce with a strong voice. The Trades Union Congress (TUC) and many...

UCATT organise major Mental Health event in Liverpool

A major conference aimed at addressing the issue of mental health in the workplace, bringing together trade unionists, employers, community groups and mental health experts will take place in Liverpool this Friday (18th March). The conference titled Mental Health and Work is being organised by construction union UCATT alongside unionlearn. Other...