Construction 'Rank and File': News from North of the Border


Rank and File News from North of the Border

While we've been sending you all an update most weeks since last August, our brothers in Scotland have been running their own service. Here's a taster of what they've been up to.

Remember to keep in contact with us at More news soon!

Unite Scotland Rank and File News 

In today's news:

  • Besna campaign highlights
  • Southern General Update
  • Redundancies at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
  • Blacklisting
  • Crown House
  • Contract watch
  • Combine
  • National Rank and File
  • EPIU Branch
Besna Highlights

A reminder of what the besna campaign was all about, we will be showing some highlights of the campaign.

Southern General Update

Progress has been made on site with Unite gaining recognition after meetings with Brookfield and Mercury. We have to organise on site now. If anyone is working on the site or if you know someone who is working on the site, could you please let us know.

See attached letter from Scott Foley here.

Redundancies at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary

There is currently a redundancy situation with NG Bailey at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary amid fears of Besna backlash. Pay offs when agency guys are still on site are not on. Scott Foley has asked to meet NG Bailey over redundancy process, consultation, agency workers and selection matrix.


Ian Davidson MP is hoping to raise the question of blacklisting at the scottish committee next week. If anyone has any information that could help him, could you cantact Scott Foley on 0845 345 0145 or 07810 157915. Please feel free to distribute this request.

Crown House

You may have already heard that Crown House has left the JIB/SJIB. Crown House is a legitimate target for Rank and File action. We believe that they currently have one contract in Scotland at Shotts Prison and have some more in the pipeline and we are trying to find out who the clients are. If anyone has other or more information on this, could you please let us know.

Contract Watch

Three contracts in Glasgow that we are keeping a close eye on to ensure national agreements are being adhered to are the Commonwealth Games sites, Buchanan Galleries and the New Concert Hall at SECC.

An end to the parasitical Employment Agency
Adherence to National Agreements
Skilled jobs for skilled workers
Meaningful apprenticeships
An end to Blacklisting
There is still a lot of work to do in order to make our aims a reality, but with your help, we can achieve it. Let us build on the success of the BESNA campaign and take that strength of purpose to the next level and clean up our industry.

Together we can.

Unite Scottish Rank and File

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