Another financial dispute hits the national stadium as 50 agency workers stop work over payment problem.
Wembley stadium was hit by another financial dispute this morning when steelworkers stopped work after being told they would not be paid.
About 50 steelworkers employed by labour agency Fasttrack have ceased work after being told there was a problem with payment. Fasttrack provides labour to subcontractor Hollandia, which was due to complete steelwork on the project this week.
It is understood that Fasttrack is claiming it has not received money from Hollandia to pay the workers. The dispute follows a similar situation two months ago, when 250 steelworkers walked off the project when Fasttrack said it could not pay them. Then, Multiplex agreed a deal with Hollandia to enable the work to be completed.
A Multiplex spokesperson said this morning: "We are looking to Hollandia to complete the work in line with its programme."
Meanwhile, the first batches of turf are scheduled to be laid at the stadium this afternoon. The turf will take approximately a week to lay.