Craig welcomes support for construction

Recent figures show that the latest wages in the Construction industry are £92 a week higher than they were in May 2010. 

These figures are a welcome boost for the 1,500 plumbers, joiners and builders across South Thanet. 

South Thanet’s Member of Parliament, Craig Mackinlay MP, welcomed the figures, which show that weekly earnings went up by 4.5 per cent over the last year – nearly double the rate prices are increasing.

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Commenting, Craig Mackinlay MP, said:

“This is welcome news, but there’s more to do. 

“That’s why, through our modern Industrial Strategy, we’re working to recruit and train the next generation of high-skilled construction workers. 

“The construction industry makes a vital contribution to our economy, which is why we need to ensure that we have the skills we need to deliver housing across the country and build a country fit for the future.”