They’re laying people off at all the big brickworks. Hanson has axed 600
staff, mothballed two plants, closed another two permanently and are cutting
shifts or having a three month holiday at the remaining four. Meanwhile world
leader Wienerberger has made 400 permanent redundancies. No wonder. Hanson
alone has 500 million bricks stockpiled. We’ve got the bricks, we’ve got the
unemployed building workers – but we can’t put the two together to build the
houses people need. That’s capitalism.