Unite calling notice

When: 11.00am Wednesday 22 December 2021
Where: Actavo HQ, Cedar Court Office Park, Wakefield, WF4 3FU

Families and friends will join striking scaffolders at Actavo's Headquarters in Wakefield this Wednesday (22 December) to mark the 12th week of industrial action at the British Steel site in Scunthorpe.

They will deliver a Christmas wrapped petition signed by 14,000 supporters calling on Actavo to "pay the rate". The workers are losing between 10-15% in pay because of Actavo's refusal to pay scaffolders in line with the National Agreement for the Engineering Construction Industry (NAECI). Unite has also called on the client, British Steel, to take responsibility for this long running dispute.

Unite General Secretary, Sharon Graham said: "Support for the striking scaffolders is growing. Thousands of supporters have signed the petition to call on Actavo to pay the rate. The scaffolders will still have their union's unwavering support in 2022. Unite will always defend our national agreements when employers attack workers' pay and conditions for greater profits.

Last week trade union activists took the campaign to Ireland. The activists called on Denis O’Brien, the largest shareholder in Actavo and Ireland's 2nd richest man to intervene with Actavo's management to ensure that UK workers are paid the rate for the job.


Sign the petition here

More info and links to the dispute here

Contact: Ciaran Naidoo on 07768 931 315
Email: [email protected]

Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest union with members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Sharon Graham.