The Government describes its Good Work Plan as the ‘largest upgrade in a generation to workplace rights’ but it is a huge missed opportunity to tackle the blight of insecure work.
When the Prime Minister announced last week that she had concluded the text of a Withdrawal Agreement with the European Union, it should have brought some much-needed clarity to the Brexit process. Instead it has brought more chaos and confusion.
Roy Stewart, an asset integration engineer for ScottishPower Renewables, tells Boc Ly about how he got started in the industry, the challenges and opportunities in wind power and why he’s spreading the word about union membership.
Regrettably, the growth of renewable energy in the UK has been accompanied by the erosion of collective bargaining. However, E.ON’s renewables business, E.ON Climate and Renewables, is an exception, reports Mike MacDonald, Prospect negotiator.
Accident statistics for renewables only offer a partial glimpse of how health and safety is managed in the industry, but even that limited view suggests that the sector can be a dangerous one.