Electricians who were sacked from working on the picadilly one building and replaced by cheaper labour have been on strike since may last year. Until recently they've been recieving a strike fund from there union the TGWU/EPIU. However this funding has recently stopped leaving them with only donitions the recive on there picket until their tribuneral in April. This meeting publicise their situation and raise funds.
You can also send donations payable to A. Jones
c/o S. Acheson
13 Danebank Close
Last year four skilled electricians working on the Picadilly one building were dismissed after forming a branch of the TGWU/EPIU and insisting upon their right to direct employment. Other electricians at the site walked out in solidarity. Sources inside the site said that management had used the terms of the Joint Industry Board to justify sacking the workers, arguing that their union could not be recognised and that they had forfeited their right to collective bargaining and protection. The striking workers were then replaced by unskilled labourers, some on as little as £5 an hour. According to shop steward Steve Acheson, “You can measure the quality of the job by its remuneration. We have been disposed of to make way for labourers with no experience or training. No wonder construction is the most dangerous industry in the country.”