Thursday June 4, 2020

Pressure mounting as construction workers lodge 12 per cent pay claim

Pay claim will add to National Children’s Hospital costs. Construction Industry Federation to oppose demand

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
3rd March, 2019

Cost pressures across the economy look set to rise as construction workers have lodged a 12 per cent pay rise claim over the next three years, in a move which could add to the spiralling cost of the National Children’s Hospital and the price of building larger housing schemes.

The construction workers are also seeking the introduction of a one-hour travelling allowance per day for every worker, which building companies claim will add further...

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