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Construction union UCATT has called for a sharp rise in the industry's training levy to match that of French contractors.It would effectively mean a threefold rise in British contractors' payments.

And the Labour Party conference this week unanimously voted for a resolution to review the sum contractors plough into training.Charlie Kelly, executive councillor of UCATT, told the conference: 'It is time to learn from Europe where training is a high priority.'He believes contractors' contributions of 0.5 per cent from their payrolls is not enough to lift Britain out of its training crisis.UCATT believes the Labour Party should consider raising contributions to French levels when ...

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