United Kingdom -Union victimisation and discrimination reported at Crossrail construction sites -September 24, 2012

Various reports have come to light about contractors and subcontractors working on London’s Crossrail project that have fired union activists and refused health and safety officers onto the construction sites. Unions have expressed concerns about low wages, bogus self-employment and anti-union tactics. They demand that workers on the project will be brought under the same or similar collective agreements as those regularly applied in construction. In several separate instances, unions have already organised workers for better wages, working conditions and safety on sites. Crossrail project management has so far refused to engage with the unions.

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