Workers building the Hinkley C nuclear power plant in Somerset have won back unpaid wages after more than 500 staged a two-day sit-in protest. The dispute arose when workers were sent away on 1 March, as the site was closed due to extreme winter weather. As with other large construction projects, many workers had travelled from across the country to work on the site and so were unable to return home. They remained in their digs, ready and available to work their scheduled shifts over the weekend. They were only prevented from working by the heavy snow. On their return to work on 6 March however, workers for contractors Kier and BAM Nuttall were informed by text that they would not be paid for the days the site was closed.
Socialist 21st March 2018 read more »