Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 19°C

min temp: 13°C

Five-day forecast

Crossrail workers reinstated after Romford demo over ‘sackings’

More than a dozen Crossrail workers employed through an agency joined the demonstration More than a dozen Crossrail workers employed through an agency joined the demonstration

Monday, September 1, 2014
2:37 PM

Crossrail workers at a Romford construction whose sackings sparked industrial action have been reinstated following negotiations with their employer.

To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in.

Electricians working on the cross-London infrastructure project staged a demonstration at the new signalling centre on Monday after three staff were sacked following requests to be “put on the books”.

All 13 electricians at the Waterloo Road site were employed through agencies, worker Graeme Boxall said.

He and two others were fired after asking to be employed directly by contractors TClarke, the 34-year-old claimed.

But following their demonstration, which he said involved all 13 electricians and around 30 supporters, they were reinstated.

“All has been resolved,” he said.

“It’s my understanding TClarke is now in negotiations with Unite the Union to make this the case across all the [Crossrail] sites.

“I hope that’s true because it’s a disgrace.”

He added he had received the call on Monday evening and returned to work on Tuesday.

Contractors TClarke has been contacted for comment.

Read more:

‘Quicker, greener, more reliable’: Gidea Park Crossrail proposals submitted to Havering Council

British firm wins £150m contract to upgrade Havering stations for Crossrail

Havering councillor voices concern about Crossrail’s environmental impact

0 comments

Comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Romford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Romford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Forgotten your password?

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Romford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

   Local advertisers

More Travel

Click here to read the Digital Edition of the Romford Recorder on screen
Use our Wedding site to help you plan your big day!
At WeddingSite we know how much you have to organise for your wedding day, that's why we have designed a set of FREE, simple-to-use tools to make the planning process easy & hassle-free. FIND OUT MORE
Find a date using our online dating and friend finder
You can meet new friends, find romance or simply meet up online with people sharing similar interests and hobbies. FIND OUT MORE
Find a local business using our online directory search
Need a plumber? Or a florist? Or anything else? Search our business directory to find Romford businesses in just a few seconds. FIND OUT MORE
Family notices from the Romford Recorder, with readers' tributes
In memoriam, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, best wishes & special days. FIND OUT MORE

Celebrity / Showbiz See all

Drake has cancelled his Wireless London performance (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for ESPN)

Fans devastated after Drake cancels Wireless London festival

Rapper Drake has pulled out of his headline appearances at this weekend’s Wireless Festival in London, leaving fans devastated.

Read full story »