by Tim Lezard Bosses have told crane drivers striking today not to come to work tomorrow or Sunday. The move, which is being interpreted as an attempt to deter future strikes by denying workers three day’s pay instead of one, has been condemned by UCAT …

Tim Lezard UK, Construction (BWI), UCATT,

craneby Tim Lezard

Bosses have told crane drivers striking today not to come to work tomorrow or Sunday.

The move, which is being interpreted as an attempt to deter future strikes by denying workers three day’s pay instead of one, has been condemned by UCATT, whose members are taking action over the next two Fridays in a dispute over pay.

UCATT general secretary Steve Murphy said: “UCATT deeply regrets HTC’s decision to bar crane drivers involved in strike action today, from working this weekend. This decision is entirely counter-productive. It simply heaps more misery and delays on other construction workers and contractors.

“The strike action was called after HTC failed to make a reasonable offer and UCATT remain committed to a negotiated settlement. UCATT hope that major contractors affected by the dispute will encourage HTC to re-start talks with a meaningful new offer to avoid further disruption.”


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