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TUC to join new national taskforce on Carillion

The TUC yesterday said it was pleased that government has agreed to union calls for a national task force on Carillion.

The TUC will join other key stakeholders on the taskforce, which will have its first meeting today.

The TUC will use the meeting to press for:

  • the transfer of private sector contracts to alternative providers with jobs, pay and pensions protected;
  • a comprehensive support package for at-risk workers, apprentices and small firms;
  • protection for agency and zero hours workers on Carillion contracts to ensure they can recover unpaid wages;
  • bringing Carillion’s public-service contracts back in-house to ensure consistent delivery and certainty for workers;
  • an urgent risk assessment on other large outsourcing firms to avoid another crisis, and a moratorium on future outsourcing.

TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “We are pleased the government has agreed to union calls for a national taskforce to deal with the collapse of Carillion.

“Time is of the essence in dealing with this crisis. We need urgent action to protect jobs, pay and pensions. This cannot be a talking shop.”

Original article link: https://www.tuc.org.uk/news/national/tuc-join-new-national-taskforce-carillion

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