More strikes in Britain


This is called Socialist Party video – Lindsey Oil Refinery; Workers strike back! 1.

From British daily The Guardian:

More strikes ahead at power plants as oil refinery row rumbles on

Sacked workers at Lindsey plan public burning of dismissal letters

* Martin Wainwright
* Sunday 21 June 2009 17.10 BST

Sacked workers plan a public burning of dismissal letters from the Total oil company …

None of the 647 steel erectors, platers and welders plan to meet the company’s demand that they formally reapply for their jobs as a condition of talks starting. Total was due to meet the GMB and Unite unions and the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service on Friday but withdrew after four hours of preliminary discussions.

Both unions pressed for talks to start tomorrow and warned that sympathy action was likely to spread through the sector. Last week there were walkouts by builders at 17 power stations, refineries and other energy building sites from Yorkshire to south Wales.

From the Campaign Against Immigration Controls in Britain:

Following our conference today (Saturday 20th) the Campaign Against Immigration Controls (CAIC) calls for the immediate reinstatement of the workers who were sacked by Total, Jacobs and other subcontractors at the Lindsey Oil refinery in Lincolnshire last Thursday night.

Solidarity strikes spread like wildfires: here.

Thousands of striking engineering and construction workers are continuing to defy the anti-union laws, insisting that there could be “no compromise” with bosses intent on attacking their unions: here.

Belgian solidarity with Lindsey workers: here.

Update 24 June 2009: here.

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