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Labour teams to jump to it in London Games


LABOUR TEAMS could be used to troubleshoot across all London Olympic projects, it was revealed last week.

So-called 'strategic labour pools' would provide construction workers ready to jump from one project in the Olympic Park to another, depending on where the resources were most needed at any given time.

DLA Piper national head of engineering and construction Graeme Bradley said that the teams would be one way of addressing a shortage of skilled labourers for Olympic projects.

'Even with bringing in foreign workers, I think there might still be a problem in getting all the labour needed for UK construction at that time, ' he said.

'These teams would represent an integrated approach to collaborative working.' Bradley said the use of such teams would be included in Olympic contracts based on the New Engineering Contract.

He refused to confirm that his firm was advising the Olympic Delivery Authority on legal matters, saying only that DLA Piper was working with quasi-governmental bodies on multi-billion dollar construction projects in the East End of London.

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