Unite pickets Costain-Skanska to demand access to our members

Unite pickets Costain Skanska
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Unite representatives, members, Community members and United Left supporters all turned out to picket union-busting black-listing construction company Costain-Skanska on 7 October.

We gave out hundreds of leaflets to passersby, many of whom expressed full support. An array of trades unionists from other unions told us they were working for rogue companies like Stagecoach and Arriva and that we were doing a great job.

The leaflets explained that Contain Skanska refused to allow Unite officers on to the site to talk to members, despite previous agreements, and that as a result workers were getting £100 less in wages than they should, the company was denying them holidays and were not paying proper overtime rates.