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Sparks take on bosses attacks at Crossrail

by Simon Basketter
Issue No. 2555

electricians on the Crossrail project took action over the victimisation of elected stewards

electricians on the Crossrail project took action over the victimisation of elected stewards (Pic: @Crossrail2)


Hundreds of electricians across the Crossrail project in London “cabined up” on Monday morning at the Canning Town, Holborn and Mile End shafts.

The action was over the victimisation of three elected stewards and a safety rep.

The employment agency On-Site refuses to recognise the elected Unite union reps.

The shafts are controlled by the main contractor SRW—Skanska Ashleigh Weatherfoil.

The lead contractor Skanska is one of the blacklisting firms that admitted its involvement in the Consulting Association blacklist last year.

The Blacklist Support Group issued a statement on its Facebook page. It said, “Blacklisting is still going strong in construction but the rank & file are fighting back. Workers’ rights is a general election issue”.


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Tue 23 May 2017, 16:27 BST
Issue No. 2555
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