Ewa J | 25.10.2004 23:10
What time? 2pm
Where? 2pm in the park opposite the Channel Tunnel Rail Link 105 Scheme site, Phoenix Road, London NW1 Nearest tubes/BR Kings Cross or Euston
Workers employed by construction giant Laing O’Rourke are refusing the company’s new pay and conditions deal. Under the new contract or ‘contrick’ as it has been renamed by workers, pay will be halved, bonuses will be decided by management, a day off must be planned 40 days in advance and holiday pay could be cut by £20 per day for each worker. Management has told workers they will be sacked if they do not sign. Construction union UCAAT has told workers to sign the contract despite tere having been no ballot and no full viewing of the contract itself. The GMB union has been barred off the site, in contravention of construction industry agreements.
Workers at the following sites have all refused to sign and potentially face the sack: Channel Tunnel Rail Link, Kings Cross and Kent sites; Canary Wharf redevelopment scheme; Newham Hospital, London; Terminal 5, Heathrow, Middlesex; Ascot Racecourse Redevelopment Scheme, Berkshire; Paradise Street Development, Liverpool; Gatwick Airport, Sussex; John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford; and construction projects for Police stations & facilities for the Greater Manchester Police Authority, Manchester.
Walk-outs and wildcat strikes are expected as more workers stand up to the Laing O’Rourke contrick. Come down to the site and support the workers....