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Tower crane strike is on Friday

3 Nov 14 Major construction sites are set for severe disruption from this Friday (7th November) as tower crane operators employed by HTC Plant begin industrial action.

An HTC crane
An HTC crane

HTC has more than 180 tower crane operators and they voted 94% last week in favour of strike action in a dispute over pay.

Three 24-hour stoppages have been called for successive Fridays – on the 7th, 14th and 21st November.

Their union, Ucatt, warned that a large number of sites across London and the rest of England are set to be affected including: Crossrail, the London Bridge redevelopment, Nova Square Victoria, the Elephant and Castle redevelopment and the Atomic Weapons Establishment at Aldermarston.

Major construction contractors set to be affected include: Kier, Lend Lease, Bam, Costain, Mace and Vinci.

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