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Unemployed workers' power station demo.

Summary: Around 70 unemployed construction workers have staged a fresh demonstration outside a Kent power station.

Around 70 unemployed construction workers have staged a fresh demonstration outside a Kent power station.

The protests outside Grain Power Station, near Rochester, will continue until the Government stops allowing their jobs to be given to foreign workers foreign workers

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, the men said.

Waving placards with the slogans "Fight for jobs on Alstom sites", "Fight for jobs at Grain" and "Alstom give us a chance", they attempted to disrupt employees arriving for work at the E.On-owned site.

It follows two protests outside the power station last month as well as a small demonstration outside Chatham Job Centre last week in the ongoing row over the use of foreign labour.

Alstom has been contracted by power giant E.On to build a new power station at Grain but demonstrators say that skilled workers are being denied the chance to apply for work.

They claim Alstom's Polish sub-contractors, Remak Re·mak , Robert 1815-1865.

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, are refusing to consider applications from UK labourers for the estimated 450 jobs available over the course of the project.

Unite has called on the government to insist that companies applying for contracts on public infrastructure projects, sign up to Corporate Social Responsibility agreements which commit to fair access for UK labour.

Union officials demanded an explanation from employers amid claims that Polish workers at the site were being paid Au10.01 an hour rather than the nationally agreed Au14.

Alstom moved to head off any strike threat by stating it was committed to ensuring non-UK workers were being paid the correct rate of pay by sub-contractors and it would not tolerate tol·er·ate
v.
1. To allow without prohibiting or opposing; permit.

2. To put up with; endure.

3. To have tolerance for a substance or pathogen.
 any breaches of national agreements on pay and conditions.

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