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Crawley Council’s commitment to construction workers

The Leader of Crawley Borough Council committed to back a Charter that seeks to ensure that conditions for construction workers on projects under local authority control in Crawley meet the highest standards.

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Crawley Council’s ‘significant commitment’ to the town’s construction workers has been welcomed by the country’s largest trade union.

Crawley Council is giving its backing to a Unite Construction Charter that seeks to ensure that conditions for workers on construction projects under local authority control in Crawley meet the highest standards.

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Peter Lamb, leader of the council has committed to back the Charter and has included the commitment in the Labour council’s manifesto.

The Charter commits to working with Unite in order to achieve the highest standards in respect of direct employment status, health & safety, standards of work, apprenticeship training and the implementation of appropriate nationally agreed terms and conditions of employment.

Peter Lamb, Leader of Crawley Council said:

“Everyone has the right to a safe working environment and the conditions set out in Unite’s Construction Charter should ensure construction workers are treated fairly and safely on council projects. I don’t see this as setting an example, it’s really the least that any employer should do.

“The Council has ambitious plans to invest in affordable homes and to regenerate the town centre as part of a wider economic development and regeneration programme. The Charter will cover important local authority construction projects including a range of residential, commercial and public realm improvements.”

Unite regional secretary for the South East, Ian Woodland said:

“We welcome Crawley Council’s significant commitment to construction workers. Unite’s Construction Charter will help local workers to operate in a safe environment on construction sites and to ensure they can raise health and safety issues without fear.

“The council is involved in a number of important projects and workers on those projects will be able to work under the highest standards.”

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Local petition to remove COVID pop-up cycle lanes gains over 1500 signatures in just 12 hours

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A Crawley petition launched by a local resident to try to get the COVID pop-up cycle lanes removed has gained over 1500 signatures overnight.

The cycle lanes have already been described as ‘a complete waste of time’

A video published by CN24 two weeks ago shows the extent of the problems drivers are experiencing with the cycle lanes:

With the petition reaching so many signatures so quickly it is expected that it will reach the required 3,000 signatures required for it to be brought up for an official debate with West Sussex County Council.

The petition was setup by resident Daniel Armstrong who said:

“I started it is because of the reaction online from a massive majority of residents.

I’d like WSCC to consider removing the Pop up cycle lane already in place on Hazelwick Ave, as this is causing more havoc than it is helping anybody.”

Anyone wishing to add their signature to the petition can do so here.

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