Why doesn’t the government make the cladding manufacturers pay up for this debacle? You will always get installers who don’t come up to scratch and lack knowledge. Stop making the ‘customer pays’ philosophy the norm. A radical rethink needs to happen.
Putting the cost solely onto developers misses two key parts of the supply chain that should be contributors to any remedial costs. While everyone is focused on the cladding and therefore the material supplier, what about poor installation, particularly missing firebreaks in the cladding and around windows and any poorly installed fire detection and suppression systems? This is defective construction and should be borne by the contractors and, if they are no longer in business, perhaps the warrantors.
Workers urged to open up over stress (CM, 5 May)
I believe that I suffered from being overworked and blamed for things that were out of my control, as well as being verbally abused on site by a worker. This had been going on for over six months, sometimes in front of my line manager, and nothing was done about it so I decided to document the abuse in writing. Unfortunately I let a work coach from head office know this fact and within two weeks I was paid off, citing a lack of trust. Since then, I have been in and out of work but would really like to leave the industry and do something completely different – in other words, less stressful.
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