Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Link to this page: https://secure.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/664/11583

From The Socialist newspaper, 30 March 2011

Saltend workers stand firm

Saltend construction workers protest against being locked out by Redhall, photo Yorkshire Socialist Party

Saltend construction workers protest against being locked out by Redhall, photo Yorkshire Socialist Party

In a magnificent show of determination and solidarity, at 6am on Monday 28 March, 800 construction workers and other trade unionists assembled outside the gates of the Saltend con­struction site near Hull.

Many of the workers there were still recovering from the journey down to London and back on the previous Saturday to protest against the gov­ernment's vicious cuts agenda.

But another early morning was needed as 400 construction workers have been locked out of the site by the contractor Redhall for nearly a fortnight.

Delegations from West Burton, Nottingham­shire, Pembroke in Wales and other construction sites, joined the mass picket.

Representatives of the West Burton site re­ported that all other workers on their site had downed tools on that day in solidarity with Sal-tend workers.

Saltend construction workers protest against being locked out by Redhall, photo Yorkshire Socialist Party

Saltend construction workers protest against being locked out by Redhall, photo Yorkshire Socialist Party

At midday, over 1,000 trade unionists, includ­ing public sector workers, joined the demonstra­tion in the centre of Hull to support the locked-out Saltend workers and to protest about the cuts.

The protest was addressed by speakers from Unison and NUT representing public sector workers, as well as Keith Gibson from the Saltend Lock-out Committee and NSSN convenor Rob Williams.

The site is owned by Vivergo Fuels, who have closed the site "for a period of assessment". Red-hall offered the workers £3,000 each in redundancy pay last week, but this was refused as workers vowed to prevent their national agreement NAE-CI from being undermined.

This payment offer has been increased to £3,300, but the workers are standing firm.

Why not click here to join the Socialist Party, or click here to donate to the Socialist Party.


In The Socialist 30 March 2011:


Anti-cuts campaign

We said: NO CUTS!

Hands off our NHS!

Save Sure Start Services

On the move in London to fight the cuts


Socialist Party editorial

Defend the Libyan revolution


Socialist Party feature

TUC demo biggest in decades

Socialists on the 26 March demo


Socialist Party news

Gove's EMA concession not enough

MPs back the Jarrow March for Jobs

Budget fuels determination to fight back!

Socialist receives 12% of the vote in Bellingham, Lewisham

Against cuts? Support the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition

Fast news


Socialist Party workplace news

Saltend workers stand firm

PCS wins ballot in Jobcentre Plus contact centres

Unison health conference: Time for action to defend our jobs, pensions and the NHS!

Vote for a fighting democratic Unison leadership

In brief


International socialist news and analysis

Portugal Government falls amidst mass protests

The consequences of the earthquake disaster in Japan


Socialist Party review

Review: Blue Labour


 

Home   |   The Socialist 30 March 2011   |   Join the Socialist Party

Subscribe   |   Donate  




Related links:

Construction workers:

triangleSocialist Party member Janet Gibson advertising NSSN conference at a protest of steel construction workers outside a Siemans factory in Lincoln (click for report)

triangleChina: Impressive, coordinated and daring crane drivers' strikes

triangleUnofficial strike reinstates victimised workers

triangleFerrybridge: Workers down tools over unpaid wages

triangleSupport the Crossrail Woolwich walkout

Construction:

triangleTen years since Lindsey strike: when militant action stopped the 'race to the bottom'

triangleTories ensured Carillion meltdown went unchecked

triangleCity vultures make millions from Carillion chaos

triangleHinkley workers win back unpaid wages after sit-in protest

Protest:

triangleAngry Barking residents protest outside sales office

triangleNigeria: Stop police harassment of Abbey and Azeez!

triangleSave Essex libraries protest

Hull:

triangleHull: Karro Food meat processors strike against poverty pay

triangleHull trade union festival a great success

Cuts:

triangleHereford and Worcester: stop the fire cuts!

Saltend:

triangleSaltend dispute: lessons for future struggles

Reports and campaigns

Reports and campaigns

21/8/19

Liverpool

Liverpool RMT seafarers protest against super-exploitation

20/8/19

Asda

Workers reject 'Martini' contract

16/8/19

Kashmir

Anger continues to mount over imposition of direct rule

14/8/19

Lincolnshire

Health workers strike against £2,000 loss of pay

14/8/19

Leeds

Leeds estate residents push back private development

14/8/19

Socialist Party Scotland

Dundee: young workers meet

14/8/19

Worcester

Hereford and Worcester: stop the fire cuts!

14/8/19

Far right

Far right seen off at Oxford Circus

14/8/19

Occupation

Harland and Wolff occupation continues - renationalise to save the shipyard

14/8/19

Bradford

Bradford: All-out action to defeat backdoor NHS privatisation

14/8/19

Airport

Summer of airline industry strikes against low pay and worsening conditions

14/8/19

Walthamstow

After the fire: fight for facilities for all

14/8/19

Retail

Fight back against the retail bosses!

12/8/19

Equity

Equity: reject UK Theatre's pay cut deal

6/8/19

Hull

Hull: Karro Food meat processors strike against poverty pay

triangleMore Reports and campaigns articles...


Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party
Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

LATEST POSTS

CONTACT US

Phone our national office on 020 8988 8777

Email: info@socialistparty.org.uk

Locate your nearest Socialist Party branch Text your name and postcode to 07761 818 206

Regional Socialist Party organisers:

Eastern: 0798 202 1969

East Mids: 0773 797 8057

London: 020 8988 8786

North East: 0784 114 4890

North West 07954 376 096

South East: 020 8988 8777

South West: 07759 796 478

Southern: 07833 681910

Wales: 07935 391 947

West Mids: 02476 555 620

Yorkshire: 0114 264 6551

ABOUT US

ARCHIVE

Alphabetical listing


August 2019

July 2019

June 2019

May 2019

April 2019

March 2019

February 2019

January 2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999