London building sites should stagger start times to avoid covid-19 congestion

20 April 2020

ASLEF has backed a call by Unite, the union that represents many construction workers, that construction sites scheduled to reopen today [Monday 20 April] should stagger their starting times to avoid social distancing problems on public transport.

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, said: ‘No unnecessary construction work should be taking place during the coronavirus lockdown. All journeys should be staggered for the protection of those travelling and those providing the transport. We fully support the call by Unite for construction sites to stagger their operating times to even out the peaks and create real social distancing. We must protect key workers at all costs.’




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