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23 June 2009

Protests at Fiddlers Ferry

Support for Lindsey Oil Refinery workers: On 18 June, about 140 contract workers, a mix of Unite and GMB members, mounted a protest from 6.45am onwards on the approach to Fiddlers Ferry power station.

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22 June 2009

Lindsey oil refinery strike newsletter no 18: ALL OUT FOR 'TOTAL' VICTORY

Socialist Party Newletter no. 18, 22 June 2009, Supported by Keith Gibson ex LOR strike cttee, Trevor Grewar Hull Amicus/Unite branch chair, John McEwan national stewards forum, Steve Jones LOR steward (all in personal capacities)

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19 June 2009

Lindsey Oil Refinery strike: 900 sacked, support grows

Yesterday, solidarity action spread in support of the Shaw workers (sub-contractor at Lindsey) who had been laid off...

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Linamar workers support sacked covneor Rob Williams, photo Sarah Mayo

Linamar workers support sacked covneor Rob Williams, photo Sarah Mayo

17 June 2009

Recent industrial disputes bring important lessons for the future

Editorial: THE VICTORY of Rob Williams, in getting his job back and being reinstated into his position as convenor of the Swansea Linamar car parts plant has tremendous lessons for the future. And it reveals, along with other struggles that have broken out in the last six months, the crucial role of conscious socialists in the workplace.

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17 June 2009

Lindsey Oil Refinery workers fight the bosses' redundancy scam

As I write, Fiddlers Ferry construction workers have come out in support of Lindsey strikers. Watch this space, writes Keith Gibson, GMB, Shaws.

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Workers strike at South Hook construction site near Milford Haven, Wales , photo Dave Reid

Workers strike at South Hook construction site near Milford Haven, Wales , photo Dave Reid

27 May 2009

Construction workers: battle won but war not over

Construction workers at the South Hook LNG (Liquified Natural Gas) terminal construction site near Milford Haven in South Wales have won a big victory over employers by taking unofficial action in defiance of anti-union laws, writes Dave Reid, Socialist Party Wales.

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20 May 2009

Union organisation necessary to defend working conditions

This is an edited version of a letter written by Lindsey Oil Refinery (LOR) union steward Paul McDowell to the Grimsby Evening Telegraph exposing the company Irem.

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18 February 2009

Isle of Grain picket

On 11 February, around 70 workers staged a demonstration on the Isle of Grain in Kent, outside the site of a new gas-fired power station where the main contractor, Alstom, is using Polish sub-contractors with no trade union agreement on their pay and conditions, writes Ken Douglas.

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18 February 2009

Meeting on Lindsey oil refinery dispute: Workers strike back

Around 200 people attended a joint meeting in London on 13 February, organised by the Socialist Party and Respect, to discuss the lessons of the Lindsey oil refinery strike...

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14 February 2009

Video: the Lindsey oil refinery strike

Keith Gibson and Jerry Hicks speak

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11 February 2009

Construction workers' battle to defend jobs and conditions

Fiddlers Ferry: Andy Ford, Liverpool Socialist Party, spoke to a number of workers at the Fiddlers Ferry power station construction site on 3 February...

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6 February 2009

Lindsey oil refinery strike deal

Bill Mullins writes on the deal...

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Lindsey refinery: workers show their strength, photo Keith Gibson

Lindsey refinery: workers show their strength, photo Keith Gibson

4 February 2009

Lindsey refinery: workers show their strength

Strikes repel attacks on jobs and conditions
Shades of the miners' strike - mass protests, car park meetings, loud hailers that don't work.

Not so much flying pickets as flying texts and emails leading to spontaneous unofficial walkouts and 'illegal' strike action.
The anti-trade union laws have been brushed aside without a thought.

Alastair Tice, Yorkshire Socialist Party, reports on this important strike of oil refinery contruction workers.

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4 February 2009

Response from Italy

The strike is big news here in Italy. Inevitably the press and media are portraying it as an "anti-Italian strike" - a strike for "British jobs for British workers", writes Christine Thomas, Lotta, CWI Italy.

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2 February 2009

Update on the spreading strikes by construction engineers in the refinery and power industry

Report by phone from Alistair Tice (Yorkshire Socialist Party) on the mass picket at the Lindsey total refinery North Lincolnshire. Monday 2 February 2009...

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1 February 2009

What's really behind the Lindsey Oil Refinery strike

By Keith Gibson, Personal Capacity, G.M.B., elected onto unofficial LOR Strike Committee

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