STEEL SHOWS THE WAY:
The programme facing Britain's building industry is a tough one. And it's all the time.
For the greater speed and higher productivity that are needed, architects and local authorities are today turning more and more to industrialised building systems. Under these systems a wide range of standard components can be made under factory conditions, and then assembled rapidly on site, regardless of weather.
Strong. versatile steel, precise and calculable in all dimensions is the natural material for this of building. Proved in value for individual units such as doors and windows, steel is being increasingly used for the structural frame as well. Many complete systems based on steel have already been used with success and economy for municipal and private housing as well as for new schools, clinics and other public buildings.
For faster building, plan now with steel.
TO INDUSTRIALISE BUILDING
Evening Chronicle, 29, January 1965:
180 down tools after workmates are sacked.
One hundred and eighty building workers walked out at the Hawthorn Leslie ‘Instant house’ plant in Jarrow today in protest against the redundancy sacking of 14 workmates.
The 14 – six joiners and eight labourers – were given notice yesterday. The management explained that because of “circumstances beyond our control.”
It had been found necessary to make the men redundant.
“They will be given the opportunity of re-employment as and when circumstances permit,” the management added.
The strikers alleged victimisation against the men who had been dismissed.
A management spokesman denied this and reiterated that the dismissals were brought about by circumstances beyond our control. He declined to explain what those circumstances were.
The workers are expected back at work as usual on Monday the spokesman added.
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