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Wembley subbie's cost-cutting sees 250 sparks given red card

NEWS

WEMBLEY electrical subbie Honeywell axed around 250 jobs on Monday as part of a drive to cut labour costs on the troubled stadium project.

Honeywell's subcontractors MJ Quinn and MJN Colston have both cut 80 staff on the scheme with nearly 100 other workers axed from other firms.

Almost 3,500 workers were on the site in January before the Football Association abandoned efforts to complete the stadium in time for May's FA Cup Final.

One union source said: 'Some of the guys were being let go by text message. It's like an exodus going on down there at the moment.' A Multiplex spokesman said: 'The job is beginning to wind down and the work is finishing. When we were on an accelerated programme for the Cup Final there were more bodies on site but now we are going back to the original programme.

'Staffing levels are up to our subcontractors Phoenix and Honeywell.'