Steve Murphy resigns after being on sick leave since April

Steve Murphy, Ucatt

The boss of construction union Ucatt Steve Murphy has tendered his resignation, which comes into effect on 8 September.

Murphy (pictured) has been on sick leave since April this year. His departure will trigger a leadership election for the union’s top job.

Brian Rye, Ucatt’s national secretary, said: “We wish Steve and his family all the best for the future. “