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Battersea builders promised London Living Wage

10 Sep 15 All construction workers employed on the second and third phases of the Battersea Power Station redevelopment project will be paid at least the London Living Wage, which is currently £9.15 an hour.

Battersea Power Station Development Company Ltd has provided the assurance following campaigning by construction unions.

Ucatt regional secretary Jerry Swain said: “This commitment was been achieved following many months of the client and Ucatt working together. The client has been very supportive of the London Living Wage, they along with ourselves recognise that a living wage as a minimum rate of pay is a key component to establishing a loyal and committed workforce.”

The current London Living Wage rate of £9.15 an hour is 7.4% above the lowest rate of the Construction Industry Joint Council agreement (the largest in the industry) where labourers and general operatives are paid £8.52 an hour. This will make them £22 a week better off, before tax.

Mr Swain said: “This agreement is good news for London construction workers, especially those working on the site from the local community, who are now guaranteed being paid wages they can live on.”

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