From 1 April 2019 CSR will no longer issue any new or renewal General Construction Operative (GCO) cards. GCO cards issued up to 31 March 2019 will continue to be valid for 4 years from the date of the health and safety training.
With the recession came a massive shift in employment numbers within the industry, as well as a massive drop-off in the number of construction related courses at further and higher education…
It is vital that this negative spiral is now reversed.
Northern Ireland’s economic recovery can only be secured with a buoyant construction sector at its core and issues ranging from apprenticeships to the careers advice and guidance given in schools and colleges must be high on government’s list of priorities.
Invest NI have outlined the support available from them to help businesses build resilience into their operations ahead of Brexit.
Ahead of tomorrow’s Budget Bill debate in the House of Commons, the Construction Employers Federation is calling on all MPs, especially those from and with an interest in Northern Ireland, to reflect on the draft Budget allocations and reverse the proposed £130m cut in next year’s capital expenditure.