Protest at Crossrail

Crossrail protest

UCATT held a demonstration outside the Crossrail tunnel entrance this morning (Thursday 29th September). The protest is part of a deeper industrial dispute concerning the treatment of the 1,000 strong workforce on the site. Worker report that severe failures of the finger print recognition system is frequently resulting in them not being paid correctly with pay for entire shifts not being processed. The welfare facilities on this flagship 21st century project are also appalling. Workers have to walk up to two miles to use a toilet and there is also a severe lack of canteen space. Further problems are also emerging on the project. UCATT have been attempting to reoslve the issues with the contractors ATC but have been barred from accessing the site.

 

Click the link to see a video for UCATT's Declan Murphy making the case why the Crossrail workforce needs to join UCATT 284.MOV

Jerry Swain, UCATT Regional Secretary for London and South Eas Region, tells Newsflare what the dispute is about https://www.newsflare.com/video/88064/politics-business/uccat-unions-angered-by-inconsiderate-constructors

 

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