UCATT has been vindicated in highlighting the failure of the Crossrail tunnelling project fingerprint recognition payment scheme as the company has announced that a human timekeeper will now be used. Workers on the high profile London infrastructure project run by the Costain led ATC consortium had lost money due to the failure of the digital fingerprint system.
Latest figures released by the Resolution Foundation think-tank show the scale of the tax dodge perpetrated by thousands of British firms. These figures which show self-employment has risen in the UK by more than a million in the last thirteen years give a false picture, as a significant proportion of those workers will not be genuinely self-employed.
Construction union UCATT is calling for an urgent independent inquiry into safety and workplace abuses on the Crossrail tunnelling contract being undertaken by contractor ATC (Alstom, TSO and Costain).
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