construction

Oil refinery sackings spark further walkouts

Hundreds of workers across England and Wales have walked out in support of nearly 650 construction contractors sacked from the Lindsey Oil Refinery.

Olympic Dream or Workers' Nightmare: An Inside Report on Health and Safety Conditions London 2012 Olympic Site

This report documents and critically analyses the working conditions of construction workers on the Stratford City development site of the 2012 Olympic Games. We base our findings entirely on the accounts of anonymous IWW and non-IWW construction workers employed there.

Athens Airport: death, redundacies, corruption and the pretext of economic crisis

This is an Athens Indymedia article translated roughly by http://clandestinenglish.wordpress.com/

Hundreds of Polish workers join wildcat strikes

600 workers, including hundreds of Polish workers, have walked out from Langage Power Station near Plymouth in solidarity with the wildcat actions sweeping across Britain.

‘British jobs for British workers’?

Construction workers’ anger against the employment of foreign labourers has boiled over. The revolt that started on Wednesday this week in Lincolnshire at the Lindsey oil refinery, then spread north to other parts of Humber and Tees, and has now reach Scotland and Wales. Around 3,000 workers have walked out on unofficial strike and they have been joined by several thousand other unemployed construction workers in protests at various construction sites.

Unofficial refinery walkouts 'over foreign workers' spread

An assessment of the spread of the refinery wildcat strikes - purportedly over the hiring of foreign workers - and the media coverage of them.

Migrant workers die in illegal 'housing'

Seven Tadzhik construction workers were killed yesterday in Moscow when a fire broke out in an underground parking garage where they were being illegally housed.

Death sparks building worker riot in Delhi

After a fatal accident on the Commonwealth Games construction site more than thousand building workers destroyed company offices, cars and trucks.

Construction workers occupy factory in Chicago

Angry United Electrical union members, including many immigrants, have occupied their Chicago window factory demanding an improved severance package.

Long lost wildcat strikes in the UK, 1960s - 1990s

Rubbish piles up during the winter of discontent

Interesting article with snippets of analysis and often personal anecdotes about a number of unofficial strikes in the UK since the 1960s.