UCATT votes to join Unite

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UCATT conference has today (May 18th) voted for a merger or transfer of engagements to Unite the Union.

The union made the decision in order to preserve its existing structures and to maximise the representation of construction workers in all sectors.

Following the vote UCATT will now enter into full negotiations with Unite the union. Once negotiations are complete a vote on a transfer of engagements of all UCATT members will take place.

The vote occurred following a full, frank and passionate debate about the union’s future.

Brian Rye, Acting General Secretary of UCATT, said: “UCATT delegates listened to the arguments both in favour of remaining independent or a merger or transfer to Unite and decided that the best option for existing members and for all construction workers was a link up to Unite.”