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Lindsey refinery strike ends

Gordon Brown will tonight be breathing a sigh of relief as the initial strike, which attracted a great number of wildcat strikes across the UK, at the Lindsey refinery is now over. It has been revealed that after discussions with reconciliation services the foreign company in charge of the operation has agreed to offer 102 additional employment positions to British workers on the site. It would appear that this is more than enough to convince the unions to end various strike actions across the country. However, is this really the end of the situation?

While there are hopes that the wildcat strikes across the UK will also come to an end over the next 24 hours, there is concern that the anger with regards to overseas employers employing overseas workers will continue. Gordon Brown has been warned by members of the Labour Party that he risks fuelling the fire of far right political parties unless he is able to bring the current situation under control.

His "British jobs for British workers" quote has come back to haunt him despite the fact that he tried to wriggle out of his initial comment earlier this week. Unless progress is made on securing British jobs for British workers over the next few weeks we could see a return to wildcat strikes in some parts of the UK.

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