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From The Socialist newspaper, 29 August 2012

Sparks protest at London Crown House site

Socialist Party members and National Shop Steward Network (NSSN) supporters gave support to a building workers' protest outside the Crown House site. Crown House want to tear up the national agreement in order to cut wages, photo Rob Williams

Socialist Party members and National Shop Steward Network (NSSN) supporters gave support to a building workers' protest outside the Crown House site. Crown House want to tear up the national agreement in order to cut wages, photo Rob Williams   (Click to enlarge)

6.30am on 24 August saw the second protest outside the Crown House site opposite St Pancras station in London. Crown House want to tear up the national agreement so that they can cut wages.

We spoke to some of the sparks who were urging Crown House workers to join the union. These workers were fed up with how they were treated in the construction industry. One said he was fed-up with managers who did not understand the work that the sparks did.

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