Threatened strike action by lorry drivers at major building materials supplier Hanson could impact the Hinkley Point C project near Burnham-On-Sea. More than 200 lorry drivers and engineers, who are members of the Unite union, have rejected a pay offer of 2.5%. The drivers deliver dry cement to large construction projects, including Hinkley Point, Sellafield and HS2, and they also supply builders merchants including Jewson. If strikes go ahead then a wide range of construction projects could run short of cement as many only have limited storage facilities.
Burham-on-sea.com 9th Sept 2021 read more »