Socialist Worker

The bosses' profits vs workers' lives

Construction firms are raking it in while trying to drive down pay and conditions for workers

Issue No. 2274

Bosses profits...

Balfour Beatty Engineering Services £50,500,000

NG Bailey £19,920,000

Crown House £9,485,000

Shepherd Engineering Services £2,515,000

T. Clarke £5,738,000

Gratte Brothers £323,000

SPIE Matthew Hall made a loss but still managed to pay its directors £1,136,000

...versus workers’ lives

The current electricians’ JIB rate is £16.25 per hour across the board. For the worst hit the new plans amount to a 35 percent pay cut.

Agency workers already get around 25 percent less.

Work is currently split into 7.5 hour days, Monday to Friday. Under Besna it will be 37.5 hours over the week. The worked days and hours are at the bosses’ discretion.

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