Three Crossrail contractors have been fined just £300,000 for the death of a man in an avoidable disaster. Shocked critics say it barely touches the sides
Saturday 29th Jul 2017
posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain
THREE construction firms will appear in court today over the death of a worker and injury to two others on London’s Crossrail project.
Rene Tkacik died on March 7 2014, after being crushed by falling concrete while working on the rail project’s Fisher Street tunnel.
Wednesday 12th Apr 2017
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
Leaked emails reveal mistreatment of rail workers ‘driven to exhaustion’
Tuesday 20th Dec 2016
UCATT union members demonstrated yesterday outside Crossrail’s Holborn depot against the ATC (Alston, Tso, Costain) consortium.
There have been a raft of ongoing serious issues with ATC on the London project: intimidation and harrassment of workers, exhaustion of workers, workers...
Tuesday 13th Dec 2016
posted by Morning Star in Britain
THREE Crossrail contractors will be prosecuted over the death of one worker and injuries to two others, the Health and Safety Executive announced yesterday.
BAM Nuttall Ltd, Ferrovial Agroman (UK) Ltd and Keir Infrastructure and Overseas Ltd will appear at Westminster...
Thursday 8th Dec 2016
by Steve Sweeney and Conrad Landin
CROSSRAIL bosses were accused of shipping in a scab workforce following another walkout yesterday over the continued victimisation of a trade union steward at the beleaguered rail project.
Around 60 workers have been...
Saturday 3rd Dec 2016
CROSSRAIL bosses appeared on the back foot yesterday after they rescinded letters threatening workers who demonstrated against bad practices with disciplinaries.
Workers employed by contractor Balfour Beatty at the Whitechapel site had received letters summoning them to conduct...
Friday 2nd Dec 2016
posted by Conrad Landin in Britain
Tottenham court occupied as laing tries to oust union rep
Thursday 1st Dec 2016
Construction workers take over Laing’s HQ in central London over pay and union rights fight
Saturday 26th Nov 2016
by Steve Sweeney
WORKERS on the Crossrail project face an escalating campaign of intimidation by management, including the threat of being run over by a lorry, construction union Ucatt revealed yesterday.
The union has asked London Mayor Sadiq Khan to intervene and...
Friday 28th Oct 2016