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Strike looms closer at T5

Strike action on Heathrow Terminal 5 moved a step closer today after 900 workers in a pay dispute with Laing O'Rourke rejected the firm's final offer this morning.
Unions Ucatt, TGWU and GMB, who are pushing for an extra £1 a hour bonus on the £4.2 billion job, have thrown out Laing O'Rourke's offer of an extra 22p an hour at a mass meeting of site workers.

Shop stewards have set three days of strike action for December 9, 12 and 13 after workers voted unanimously to reject the offer.

A TGWU source told Construction News: 'The workers on this job aren't prepared to accept 22p an hour when there are other trades on the site who are getting the pound.'

The union will begin a postal ballot of members this week, with the result to be announced on December 1.

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