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Unite calls for urgent investigation into serious acci...

Unite calls for urgent investigation into serious accident at Crossrail

13 December 2012

Following a serious accident involving a worker for Bam-Ferrovial-Kiers on the Crossrail project in High Holborn, Unite, has demanded an immediate investigation.

Unite national officer, Bernard McAulay said:

"Our thoughts are with the worker and his family. There must now be an immediate open and transparent investigation into this serious accident.

"It is time Crossrail recognises the need to address our serious concerns over health and safety on the project. In the last two months there have been two major incidents. Unite is becoming increasingly concerned over the continued resistance of Crossrail Ltd to enter into meaningful discussions to establish an overarching collective agreement which will cover health and safety and industrial relations. The agreement reached with the unions for the Olympics delivered the project on time, to budget and without a major incident.

"Crossrail must now get serious about engaging meaningfully with Unite. If necessary Transport for London must intervene to get Crossrail around the table. The situation at Crossrail cannot continue."

ENDS

Contact: Ciaran Naidoo on 07768 931 315

Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union with 1.5 million members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.