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The Unionis calling YOU to an EMERGENCY Rank and File meeting to
discuss the Crossrail project.We are demanding an agreement and fairness
for our members. In attendance will be the Unites Assistant General Secretary and the Director of Organising and Leverage. The labour forecasts for
the Crossrail M&E installation are 4000 electricians and 1500 fitters at a peak which will last 2 years. We are in the middle of the worst
recession ever and in 3 years time we will still be in it. This project
and the employment standards it achieves will affect us all we need to
make sure its set up properly. For the past 3 years Unite The Union has
repeatedly asked Crossrail for an agreement on the project.
It is now becoming clear what Crossrails agenda is What Crossrail want: No Agreement on the project. Agency labour, casual
workforce, easy to hire and fire workers paid below JIB rates. Blacklisting of union reps from the project. BESNA 2 to be rolled out
with Crown House
What Unite The Union Want: Agreement for the
project. NO Agencys, proper Direct employment, no hire and fire, J.I.B.
terms and conditions plus enhanced rates for the project. Elected
Shop stewards and Safety Reps. No blacklisting. Proper apprenticeships. NO
BESNA 2. Respect for its members
Over the last few
years we have been treated very badly by the employers. If we don't stand
together and demand fairness we will allow the employers to rip us all
off again. This project is too big to allow the same mistakes as before, we want what we are entitled.
This is an emergency meeting please do your best to come and email,text and pass on details to colleagues etc