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Friday, December 28, 2007

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The construction of the 2012 Olympics could be hit by strikes and industrial disputes if the ODA does not implement a uniform pay structure, the UCATT has warned.

The construction union said the delivery of the Games’ venues would be vulnerable to wildcat strikes because disgruntled workers on low pay were likely to down tools or search for better pay with other contractors.

UCATT said that delays at Wembley and the Scottish Parliament were in part caused by differences in pay. It said that the single pay rate at Terminal 5 helped the smooth delivery of the scheme.

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