Keeping You Up To Date
UCATT plays an active part in the political sphere, working with a number of other trade unions, public bodies and political parties to improve the lot of everyone working in our industry. This page tells you about some of our current activity, as well as offering an archive of past stories.
For any press enquiries please contact
Barckley Sumner, UCATT Press and Research Officer
General Office: 020 7622 2442
Mobile: 0780 2329 235
UCATT Scotland Back Jamieson And Lamont For Leadership
UCATT Scotland have nominated Cathy Jamieson MSP for leader of the Labour members of the Scottish Parliament and Johann Lamont MSP for deputy leader.
UCATT decided to back Ms Jamieson due to her long held support for the union movement, her opposition to the privatisation of public sector construction jobs and her past history of working closely with UCATT on employment issues.
Harry Frew, regional secretary of UCATT Scottish region, said: “Cathy has a long history of working with all the trade union movement, especially UCATT. It is essential that the next leader of the Scottish Labour Party understands the hopes and fears of working people.”
UCATT decided to support Johann Lamont for deputy due to her support for improved health and safety structures for construction workers and her recent work in ensuring a huge increase in construction apprenticeships in Glasgow.
The new leader and deputy leader will be announced on September 13.
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