Welsh construction electricians protest employers attacks

Llandough hospital construction site picketed by 50 workers

Protesting at Llandough

Electricians left the construction site at Llandough hospital near Cardiff to join the protest at the employers' attempts to cut wages by 35% and other conditions. It was part of the national campaign of electricians in the construction industry to defend wages and conditions.

Today construction giant Balfour Beatty have imposed a new agreement on workers and the courts have banned a strike on a technicality despite 81% of workers voting in favour in a postal ballot.

At Llandough about 50 construction electricians and supporters from UNITE gathered outside the hospital to show the employers that the struggle is spreading and the sparks will not tolerate cuts in their pay and conditions. Now UNITE must look to ballot all electricians in companies considering cutting wages and breaking existing agreements.

Electricians will be meeting this Saturday at 10.00 am at Transport House in Cardiff to consider the next action.

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