Construction Workers

From Building Sites to Human Rights

Allan Hogarth | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK Politics
Allan Hogarth

Over the years I have worked with, and met, some amazing and inspirational women who have offered me insight into the control and power dynamics, inequalities and prejudices that perpetuate violence against women and girls. Of course, these variants will differ from country to country, culture to culture, but one variant remains constant - MEN.

Will Quotas Help More Women Enter the Construction Industry?

Beverley James | Posted 07.07.2013 | UK
Beverley James

I was interested, but not surprised, to read a recent report produced by CareerStructure.com into female employment within the construction sector. They found, for over half of the built environment professionals surveyed, that less than 10% of their team are currently female. This is yet another confirmation that the construction industry still has a long way to go before proving its credentials in equality.

Labour To Call For Investigation Into 'Blacklisting' Of Construction Workers

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.03.2013 | UK Politics

Labour is to call for an investigation into the blacklisting of workers by construction firms involved in major projects, including the Olympics and C...

Labour Demands Investigation Into Olympic 'Blacklist'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 02.11.2012 | UK

Shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna is calling on the culture secretary to answer allegations that Olympic contractors used blacklists on London 20...

Chinese Construction Worker Saved After Being Impaled By Metal Bars (GRAPHIC PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 12.06.2012 | UK

WARNING, GRAPHIC IMAGES A construction worker has had a lucky escape after he was impaled on a cluster of metal bars. The man, named only as Zhen...