End union busting at HS2

Unite national officer Jerry Swain speaks from HS2 demo

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Unite construction members staged a significant protest at outside the HS2 Skanska-Costain-Strabag Joint Venture site on Friday (August 6) over the consortium’s flouting of the HS2 agreement by not allowing union officials ‘meaningful’ access to the site.

The demonstration is the start of a long term campaign to stop the union-busting activities of companies like Skanska and Costain which are renowned for blacklisting union members.

Speaking from the demo, Unite national officer Jerry Swain explained why the protest was so significant and just what’s at stake in the clip below:

Film by Martin Scanlon

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