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EDM (Early Day Motion) 710: tabled on 22 November 2016

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 16 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House is deeply concerned with rapidly deteriorating industrial relations occurring on the Costain-led ATC consortium tunnel fit-out contract which forms a key part of Crossrail; is dismayed that construction unions are being denied proper access to the site and its workforce; notes that workers have been denied payments for entire shifts due to failures in the fingerprint recognition system; is further concerned that the flagship project has totally substandard welfare facilities with workers having to walk miles to go to the toilet; is alarmed that workers have reported being required to work until they are physically exhausted and to undertake tasks which are beyond them; is concerned that following peaceful and orderly demonstrations management have undertaken covert surveillance and recording of workers which raises concerns about blacklisting and is in breach of data protection laws; is concerned that demonstrators have been threatened with being run over by a lorry driver and security guards employed on Crossrail; is further dismayed that the Costain-led ATC consortium has refused to conduct an investigation into this incident; and calls on the client, Crossrail and Costain to give union representatives proper access to the site and to fully resolve these industrial relations problems