Contractors helping to lay fibre cables under streets in Derby have threatened to scrap their work and “rip up tarmac” they’ve laid – unless they get paid.
A report by Construction Enquirer claims that subcontractors have also downed tools following the payment row.
The cables are being laid for digital infrastructure outfit CityFibre, which is spending £45m to install digital infrastructure in Derby.
The main contractor on the CityFibre project is Nottingham-based civil and electrical engineering company J McCann. Like many companies in the sector, it uses subcontractors to carry out some of the work.