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Migrants paid less on construction site

Issue No. 2468

Construction unions GMB, Unite and Ucatt are demanding construction consortium Sita Semcorp pay migrant workers nationally agreed rates.

Representatives from the three unions visited the energy-from-waste plant at Wilton on Teesside. They said they found “exploitative practices” with bosses paying less than half the national agreement in most cases.

Unity between migrants and workers from local areas is key to beating the bosses. 

Sticking to the national agreement should mean giving migrant workers a pay rise—not kicking them out of the job.

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Tue 25 Aug 2015, 17:09 BST
Issue No. 2468
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