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Construction unions protest undercutting
Martin Scanlon, Wednesday, April 12th, 2017


Today (12 April) Unite and GMB members protested at the Danish embassy in London.

 

 

 

The protest (filmed above) focused on several Danish firms who are involved in the funding and building of major energy from waste projects in the UK. Workers are being paid up to 61 per cent below agreed industry rates, with some workers being paid just the minimum wage and financing their own accommodation and travel.

 

 

Representatives from the two unions handed in a petition containing over 5,000 signatures to the Danish embassy at 11am calling on the Danish government to launch an investigation into the scandal.

 

 

The Danish government has clear policies in place, due to the way it has interpreted the Posted Workers Directive, which prevents these forms of undercutting and exploitation occurring in Denmark. However this does not legally prevent Danish companies from exploiting workers when they operate abroad.

 

 

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