MANCHESTER electricians are to protest outside another major site in the city tomorrow (Friday) after 12 men were laid off for asking for holiday pay.
The protest - outside Bovis Lend Lease's £113 million Civil Justice Centre - is by the TGWU/EPIU union supported by members of construction union Ucatt and engineering union Amicus.
The men were working for Wigan firm L&K Electrical, which is subcontracting for main M&E subcontractor Hills Electrical on the project.
TGWU/EPIU activist Steve Acheson - currently protesting at Bovis Lend Lease's Manchester Royal Infirmary scheme after being laid off - said: 'These men have suffered a detriment for asking for their statutory rights and unless this is resolved we will be putting in a regular presence.'
It is understood some of the men, who were working on CIS cards, have been taken back on by Hills. L&K has ceased work on the Civil Justice Centre.
An L&K spokesman said: 'We have said to the men we will pay their holiday pay, but under the rate Hills were paying us we couldn't afford it.'