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Construction workers vow to tackle outsourcing and poor pay

CONSTRUCTION workers in local government pledged to step up their fight against outsourcing and pay cuts yesterday.

Delegates to construction union Ucatt conference heard how builders, electricians and engineers employed by local authorities are being battered by central government budget cuts.

Nigel Riley of Wakefield branch said: “Local government craft workers have been looking after council houses for will over 70 years and without them new homes will not be maintained with the same quality and skills.”

Nottingham branch’s Lachlan Morrison added that in the past six years he has worked for Nottingham City homes he has seen a sharp erosion in pay and conditions that must be stopped.

Ucatt vowed to work with other local government unions to fight the attacks on workers rights and defend collective bargaining.


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