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Sparks fly at Crossrail

By Marcus Halaby

London’s sparks have targeted rogue construction outfit BFK for some special treatment – flying pickets, direct action and brand contamination.

The capital’s high-profile Crossrail project received some unwelcome publicity when building workers, students and supporters blocked traffic near Tottenham Court Road for an hour.

But matters got worse for the blacklisting and corner-cutting consortium a week later when an even larger protest blocked Oxford Street.

The Crossrail became a target following BFK’s sacking of 28 union members. Unite safety rep Rodney Valentine and shop steward Frank Morris were also banned from Crossrail’s Westbourne Park site after raising safety concerns.

Shortly after this, an earth-moving conveyor collapsed, although without any injury on this occasion. This exposes the callous disregard for the lives of the workers who are making BFK bosses’ profits.

Daily pickets have been taking place at Westbourne Park ever since and have now spread to Leeds.

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