Unite activists write:
This dispute, which began in 2019, is a result of the scaffolders not being paid in line with the National Agreement for the Engineering Construction Industry (NAECI). The rates for the workforce are currently 10-15 per cent (depending on specific roles) below NAECI rates. The 62 workers have been on continuous strike action since Monday 4 October 2021.
The workers maintain 500 scaffolding structures at the British Steel site. This dispute has gone on long enough. We call on all construction activists who can to come along to the protest to support these trade unionists who have bravely taken action to defend the nationally agreed rate for the job. We cannot allow companies to undercut our terms and conditions and start a race to the bottom.
Join us on Tuesday 22 February from 06:00 to 10:00 at British Steel, Entrance D, Brigg Road, Scunthorpe, DN16 1DL.