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Striking crane drivers stop major projects

by Simon Basketter
Issue No. 2429

Strikers at their rally

Strikers at their rally (Pic: Julie Sherry)


HTC Plant workers held the first of three one-day walkouts on Friday of last week. 

They stopped several construction projects around Britain. 

Major sites at London Bridge, Elephant & Castle, Victoria and Nine Elms were hit.

The Ucatt union members have rejected a 3 percent pay rise. 

The 180 crane drivers were set to strike again on Friday of this week and next Friday.

HTC has barred striking crane drivers from returning to work over the weekend as they would have received overtime payments.


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Tue 11 Nov 2014, 15:26 GMT
Issue No. 2429
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