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Plumbers reach Phillimore Hill wage deal

A TEAM of 20 plumbers working on a luxury housing scheme in west London has won back lost wages after electrical union Amicus thrashed out a deal with the developer.

The men were left out-of-pocket to the tune of £4,000 each after east Londonbased Mechanical & Electrical Services ran into financial problems at the Phillimore Hill site back in May.

But client Phillimore Hill and construction manager Mace have now reached a deal with the plumbers over their missing cash.

Amicus London regional official Harry Cowap said: 'An amicable settlement was reached with Phillimore Hill on lost earnings for the 20 plumbers following the termination of the trade contract with MES.

'The plumbers were working on the Phillimore project in Kensington and, although not the responsibility of Phillimore Hill, discretionary payment of tradesmen's outstanding wages owed by MES has been agreed.'