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Unite calls for transparency after Aberdeen bypass incident

Unite calls for transparency after Aberdeen bypass incident

06 March 2017

Scotland’s biggest construction union has called for more transparency and dialogue with construction companies involved in the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR). 

The union was commenting after a worker was seriously injured on the project today (Mon 6 Mar). 

Unite regional officer John Clark said: “Our first thoughts are with the worker who has been injured and with his friends and family. No worker should be put in a position where they don’t return safely home from their shift.

“We have had ongoing concerns over health and safety on the AWPR project but too often, bosses aren’t listening. We need proper dialogue between the contractors and their workers and union reps, and when things go wrong we need openness and transparency so that we can put them right as soon as possible. 

“Safety should be a top priority on every construction project – and especially on a flagship public project like this one. Our officers and workplace reps will continue to monitor working conditions on the project, and will be making sure that workers’ voices are heard in any investigation.”

ENDS

Notes to editors

For more information contact Unite regional officer John Clark on 07785 611897, or Unite Scotland press officer David Eyre on 07960 451631 / david.eyre@unitetheunion.org

Unite Scotland is the country’s biggest and most diverse trade union with 150,000 members across the economy. The union is led in Scotland by Pat Rafferty.

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