We salute the BATU Bricklayers employed on the Castlethorn Construction Projects at Adamstown and Drumcondra Dublin on the achievement of P.A.Y.E Employment, Holiday Pay, Pension, Sick Pay, Mortality Benefit, Guaranteed Week, etc. etc.…
Our members through BATU had attempted to establish the above Basic Conditions with the Sub-contractor that they were working for. Despite BATU’s best efforts to regularise our member’s conditions with the Sub-contractor, we were unable to do so and the Northern Irish Sub-contractor has left both projects.
BATU wish to acknowledge the support of SIPTU, OPATSI and the TEEU in achieving this result. We also wish to thank the chairperson of the ICTU Construction Industry Committee, Billy Wall, for his support and attendance at several meetings.
We urge all members and former members who find themselves denied Basic Conditions and are Victims of Exploitation to contact BATU and follow the recent examples of the Manley Construction and Castlethorn Construction members and work with BATU to establish decent minimum conditions.