Police Assist Construction Blacklisting

03/2018 – ‘Police infiltrated unions to get information for construction worker blacklist’ – The Metropolitan Police has confirmed undercover Special Branch officers supplied information to the construction industry blacklist. To read more, click here Balfour Beatty, Carillion, Costain, Kier, Laing O’Rourke, Sir Robert McAlpine, Skanska UK and Vinci said they had settled the litigation between them and individuals represented by […]

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AIW Assistance

AIW’s – a correction and thank you for the responses.  We may now understand … AIW’s work shifts weekdays (earlies, lates & nights) and a weekend roster (some on, some off) as part of their salaried duties.  AIW’s work overtime now and again for which they are paid a flat rate, their hourly rate. AIW’s are not paid a ‘multiplier’ […]

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Highways England Contradictions

Court proceedings are being issued in the name of the Public Authority Highways England by lawyers, Shakespeare Martineau (SHMA) who are instructed by Kier Highways Ltd (KHL).  Demands from KHL are being resisted  Initially we were advised by Highway England that SHMA did not act for them. Then were told ‘they do’.  Click here to read about more associated contradictions. […]

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HETO vs AIW

Either someone is providing us erroneous figures or the role of a Kier Highways AIW is rewarding particularly when compared to a Highways England Traffic Officer (HETO): AIW    £60,091.20* / annum HETO  £28,164.40 / annum *16/03/2018 – update to post substantiating the figure – click here The above does not take into consideration that the AIW salary is for […]

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Highways England & TfL Assist Exaggeration

The Freedom of information Act should result in transparency, accountability.  However, some Public Authorities such as Highways England and TfL have put information beyond the Act by effectively placing vital roles with contractors; private companies, who are not subject to FoIA. These businesses could be subject to the information legislation but the Public Authorities have failed to include the relevant […]

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Tail Wags the Dog

Highways England’s contractor, Kier Highways Ltd. (KHL), fails to provide information to them.  In one instance (S09C034), the Public Authority having paid KHL over £14,000, sought information from KHL to enable the recovery of the payment.  Highways England apparently approached KHL regularly, the updates we received were as follows:  08/2015 – ‘Apologies for the delay on this. My contact in […]

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