Union welcomes Scottish Government’s stance on site closures

Pat Rafferty

THE Unite union has welcomed the Scottish Government’s instruction to close all construction sites not linked to the health service.

Unite said it has been ‘inundated’ by reports of construction workers having to use public or shared transport to comply with employer requests or face losing wages.

Pat Rafferty, Unite Scottish secretary said, “Unite has been demanding that construction workers should not be on sites unless they are expressly linked to the health service as the First Minister advised. We are now being told that construction companies are closing down sites following instruction by the Scottish Government, which is very welcome.”