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900 sacked at Lindsay oil refinery

In a follow-up to our earlier post regarding the unofficial strike at the Lindsay oil refinery it has this evening been confirmed that 900 of the 1200 contract workers who walked out early this week have been sacked by Total. While the workers are said to believe that there was an agreement that no UK workers would be made redundant before foreign workers at the site, Total has confirmed that no such agreement was in place and they were unable to talk to the striking workers until the illegal action was over.

A deadline has now passed and unfortunately it appears that 900 workers have lost their jobs and the situation is certainly set to inflame over the next few days. This will bring to a head a simmering dispute between UK employers, employees, unions and the UK government regarding the position and rights of overseas workers in the UK. This could not have come at a worse time for Gordon Brown who has been working 24 seven to get himself back in the good books of the UK voters only for the unions to cut him adrift.

It is no secret that the Labour party finances are stretched to say the least and depend upon Union financing in these most difficult of times.

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