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Scaffolders and electricians, employed by contractors for Vivergo in Teeside, protest at British Sugar. They voted by about 90% to walk out again in support of the locked out BP/Vivergo Redhall workers at Saltend, Hull, photo  Socialist Party

Scaffolders and electricians, employed by contractors for Vivergo in Teeside, protest at British Sugar. They voted by about 90% to walk out again in support of the locked out BP/Vivergo Redhall workers at Saltend, Hull, photo Socialist Party

8 June 2011

Saltend dispute: lessons for future struggles

The heroic struggle of engineering construction workers locked out from the BP Saltend bioethanol plant, near Hull, has ended, writes Alistair Tice.

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7 July 2010

Lindsey refinery fire death: inquiry needed

Tragically, a 24 year old pipefitter was killed in a fire and explosion at Lindsey Oil Refinery (LOR) near Immingham, South Humberside, on 29 June...

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1 July 2009

Fraternal greetings from Lindsey Oil Refinery strike committee

The Socialist Party received the following greeting from the Lindsey Oil Refinery strike committee

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Lindsey Oil Refinery: Keith Gibson at the burning of the redundancy notices, photo Jim Reeves

Lindsey Oil Refinery: Keith Gibson at the burning of the redundancy notices, photo Jim Reeves

30 June 2009

Militant action pays!

Lindsey Oil Refinery workers victory: Lindsey Oil Refinery (LOR) construction workers have won a stunning victory. All the workers' demands have been met. The 647 dismissals have been withdrawn, the 51 redundancies rescinded and all employees...

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30 June 2009

"We came out with Lindsey and we'll go back with Lindsey"

Construction workers at Fiddlers Ferry in Widnes stayed out all last week in support of the Lindsey workers, writes A Warrington trades council delegate.

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Lindsey Oil Refinery solidarity strikes: Publicly burning the redundancy notices , photo by Jim Reeves

Publicly burning redundancy notices, photo by Jim Reeves

26 June 2009

Lindsey workers: Militant action pays!

Lindsey Oil Refinery construction workers have won a stunning victory. All the workers' demands have been met, writes Alastair Tice, Yorkshire Socialist Party.

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23 June 2009

Lindsey oil refinery strike newsletter no 19, June 24th

ALL OUT FOR 'TOTAL' SHUTDOWN: Hundreds of Lindsey contract workers walked out on unofficial and 'illegal' strike action on Thursday 11th June to stop 51 redundancies being imposed without consultation or the opportunity to transfer to another contractor.

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23 June 2009

Lindsey refinery dispute: Workers show strength

In a symbolic act of defiance, sacked construction workers burned their dismissal letters, writes Keith Gibson, LOR strike committee.

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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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27 May 2009

Diary of a Lindsey Oil Refinery shop steward

Steve Jones, a steward at the LOR site, wrote a diary of the strike. Tuesday, 19 May. On arriving to the monthly Project Council Meeting [PJC] in Grimsby, I received a phone call from a friend at Conoco who told me they had walked in support of workers in South Hook LNG plant.

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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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