Socialist Worker

Dancing against construction bosses

by Simon Basketter
Published Tue 21 Feb 2012
Issue No. 2291

As part of the campaign, up to 300 construction workers took their fight to the building bosses last Wednesday.

They targeted the Electrical Contractors’ Association’s annual black tie dinner, held at the Grosvenor hotel on London’s posh Park Lane.

The people who profit from the construction industry came face to face with those who make them rich. And the bosses didn’t like it one bit.

Workers blocked Park Lane and held up rush hour traffic across central London for almost an hour.

One electrician told the crowd, “We weren’t invited to the bosses’ party—so we will have one here.”

Electricians blocking the road danced and did the conga in front of the consistently baffled police.

The bosses were severely delayed and harried from entrance to entrance.

As part of the ongoing campaign, electricians protested outside several Morrisons stores across Britain last weekend.

Morrisons has a multi-million pound contract with the firm NG Bailey.

There were protesters in London, Salford, Glasgow and Edinburgh. Electricians in Wales protested outside the Welsh Labour Party conference.

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Tue 21 Feb 2012, 18:24 GMT
Issue No. 2291
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