Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Protests over pay due to roll out across power plants

Construction workers are due to start today a rolling programme of demonstrations refineries and power stations across the UK in the latest in a long-running dispute over pay and conditions.

Organised by trade union Unite, the protests will begin at the ConocoPhillips refinery in North East Lincolnshire today.

The dispute follows plans by seven major construction firms, including contractors Balfour Beatty Engineering Services and N G Bailey Building Services, to reduce pay by up to a third and deskill the workforce. However, BBES has previously disputed this assertion.

Unite said the action is not a call for an unofficial strike adding the strikes are taking place outside of work hours.

The seven contractors targeted are Balfour Beatty Engineering Services, N G Bailey Building Services, Crown House Technologies, Gratte Brothers, Spie Matthew Hall, Shepherd Engineering Services and T.Clarke.

 

 

 

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Please note comments made online may also be published in the print edition of New Civil Engineer. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.