18 February 2015
On Friday 13 February a construction worker on the Bond Street site of the Crossrail project was sacked for raising health and safety concerns. A protest was called for Monday morning 16 February to demand the Unite member’s reinstatement.
The protest brought rush-hour traffic grinding to a halt on Oxford Street. Within 40 minutes the Unite regional official for construction had a phone call from the company saying that the worker would now be back on full pay and would be reinstated in work as soon as possible pending discussions about where on the project he would be working.
Since then a second worker on the Crossrail project has been sacked at Whitechapel, also having raised health and safety issues.
On Monday 23 February a silent vigil will be held at the inquest into the death of 44 year old Rene Tkacik who died on 7 March 2014 after he was hit by a section of freshly applied shotcrete at the Crossrail’s Fisher Street site. Join the vigil called by the Construction Safety Campaign. Assemble 9.15am Monday 23 February, St Pancras Coroners Court.