Browns British jobs LIE

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Refinery worker: ‘They’re giving all our jobs to other people’

Strikes have been breaking out across the UK in support of a mass walkout by energy workers in Lincolnshire angry at the use of foreign workers.

Hundreds gathered for the third day of the original strike at Lindsey Oil Refinery after owner Total gave a £200m contract to an Italian firm.

They have been supported by hundreds of other “sympathy” strikers in Scotland, Wales and other parts of England.

Total said there would be no “direct redundancies” as a result of the deal.

The firm added that staff employed by the Italian company IREM would be paid the same as existing contractors on the project. More than 300 of its workers have been brought in to do the work.

Sites affected by sympathy walk-outs include Fiddlers Ferry power station, Warrington, Cheshire; Grangemouth oil refinery in central Scotland; South Hook Liquified Natural Gas terminal in Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire; and Kilroot Power station near Larne, County Antrim.

ENERGY WORKERS’ PROTESTS
Map of protests by UK energy workers
1. Grangemouth oil refinery, Central Scotland
2. Scottish Power’s Longannet power station, Fife
3. Scottish Power’s Cockenzie power station, East Lothian
4. Shell gas processing plant, St Fergus, Aberdeenshire
5. British Energy power station, Torness, East Lothian
6. Mossmorran chemical plant, Fife
7. Npower Aberthaw power station, south Wales
8. South Hook natural gas terminal, Milton Haven, Pembrokeshire
9. ICI chemical refinery at Wilton, Teesside
10. Corus steel plant near Redcar, Teeside
11. Scottish & Southern’s Fiddler’s Ferry power station, Cheshire
12. AES Kilroot power station, County Antrim
13. Marchwood power station, Hampshire

Total bosses said the Italian firm IREM, which employs a specialist workforce, had won the contract to construct the new HDS-3 unit at the Lindsey plant, after a “fair” tendering process.

Unite regional officer Bernard McAuley told Friday’s rally in Lincolnshire: “There is sufficient unemployed, skilled labour wanting the right to work on that site and they are demanding the right to work on that site.”

He said the leaders of Unite and the GMB had urged the prime minister to call an urgent meeting with the heads of industry in the engineering and construction industry.

Mass meeting

Later the prime minister’s spokesman said the government would hold talks with the construction industry in the next few days “to ensure they are doing all they can to support the UK economy”.

He said the contracts at the Lindsey refinery were awarded some time ago when there was a shortage of labour in the construction sector, which was now not the case.

Unite Regional officer Bobby Buirds said shop stewards would meet in Glasgow on Friday afternoon to discuss the Scottish protests, none of which involved pickets.

Some of the Scottish strikers have travelled to Lindsey to join the picket there.

Speaking on Friday from Wilton, on Teesside, one protester urged the prime minister to take action, saying: “All we want is for Gordon Brown to fulfil his promise. He said British jobs for British workers.”

A protester at the Lincolnshire plant said British workers should have priority of access to jobs.

“It’s been a kettle ready to boil and the lid has blown off now,” he said.

When asked about the growing action, Gordon Brown – speaking from the World Economic Forum in Davos – said he “understood” people’s worries.

Where is the humanity in ruining someone’s local environment by building a massive industrial refinery and then bringing in people from around the world to work there?

Ben Platt, Liverpool

He said the government was doing “everything we can” to shore up the economy as well as help individuals back into work.

Employment Minister Pat McFadden said the Prime Minister’s promise of “British jobs for British workers” at the Labour Party conference in 2007 had not meant that UK firms would be encouraged to flout European laws on free mobility of labour.

“Gordon, in saying that, never said we are going to have economic protectionism, we’re going to stop international trade, we’re going to stop British companies trading abroad, or European companies trading here,” Mr McFadden told BBC Five Live.

“What he’s saying there is, I want to see the British workforce equipped for the jobs and skills of the future. And that’s precisely what the government is doing.”

Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond said he hoped workers would return to work quickly after making their point.

Unite’s governing national executive has called for a national protest in Westminster, and joint general secretary Derek Simpson said it was consulting its lawyers over the legality of engineering and construction employment practices.

“The union is doing everything in its power to ensure that employers end this immoral, potentially illegal and politically dangerous practice of excluding UK workers from some construction projects,” he said.

In a statement, Total said it “recognised” the concerns of contractors.

“It is important to note that we have been a major local employer for 40 years with 550 permanent staff employed at the refinery.

“There are also between 200 and 1,000 contractors working at the refinery, the vast majority of which work for UK companies employing local people.”

The HDS-3 unit affected is separate to the main refinery. Total said the action has not affected normal operations.

So  this is what our unelected treacherous Prime Minister meant when he said British jobs for British workers .Just more lies (spin) broken promises and deceit nothing new there from LIEbour .It is an out an out betrayal of the British people by anyone who allows British jobs to be sold in Europe to the highest bidder . When we have rising unemployment and so many so  unsure about their future , When the British National Party says British jobs for British workers it means just that .

 

Solidarity With The Construction Lads

January 30, 2009 by Nick Griffin  

SYMPATHY STRIKES NOW!

The grass-roots “British Jobs for British Workers” sympathy strikes campaign is going viral! After years of watching and grumbling as our jobs are taken by foreigners and wages undercut by cheap imported labour, British workers are standing up in solidarity with the hundreds of thousands most at risk of seeing their livelihoods ‘globalised’ away.

The spark which burst into the flames of unofficial and defensive industrial action at the Lindsey Total oil refinery at NORTH KILLINGSHOLME is setting off a chain reaction.

The Immingham refinery workers have come out in sympathy with the construction workers whose jobs are threatened by hundreds of cheaper and less skilled imported European workers. It was announced last night that workers at WILTON on Teesside and at the GRANGEMOUTH refinery in Scotland were walking out this morning in solidarity.

In fact, on top of 400 out in Teesside and 700 in Grangemouth, we are now getting reports of wildcat “British Jobs for British Workers” protests all over the country. While the news reports are still mainly focussed on Humberside, at present Scottish workers are leading the way.

Here’s the list we know of (as at lunchtime on Friday 30th – check our map for later updates):

STAYTHORPE, NOTTS. Hundreds out at the giant power station near Newark.

MILFORD HAVEN, WALES. Work on the giant South Hook and Dragon liquefied natural gas terminals halted by mass walkouts.

WARRINGTON, LANCS. Protests reported at the Fiddlers Ferry power plant, but no picket line visible at 1 p.m..

ABERTHAW, BARRY. Power station walkout.

MOSSMARAN, SCOTLAND. Workers at the terminal north of Edinburgh have downed tools.

St FERGUS, ABERDEENSHIRE. Workers at the giant gas terminal out on protest.

DOUNREAY, THURSO. Reports of workers downing tools to support the call for “British Jobs for British Workers”.

MOTHERWELL BRIDGE, SCOTLAND. Angry workers “on the fence” – ready to walk out but waiting for just a few more signs that the protest is truly national.

SELLAFIELD NUCLEAR PLANT, CUMBRIA. Meeting this morning expresses huge sympathy for construction workers, anger over the growing use of foreign cheap labour, and a readiness to come out in solidarity if workers are victimised or the strike grows.

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We are getting repeated reports of workers at other big energy-related plants and construction sites saying that if Gordon Brown sticks to his anti-worker, anti-British “no retreat from globalisation” line and refuses to take the protesters seriously, then they will come out too.

“The use of more than 60 mounted riot police to try to intimidate us was a bad move by the Government,” one group of Total refinery workers told a BNP observer this morning. “They must have known full well that we’re peaceful and intend to remain peaceful. Our problem is with the bosses exploiting foreign labour, rather than with the foreign workers themselves. Bringing in riot cops to make out that we’re about to go on the rampage is typical Labour spin and lies.”

Workers are also angry at the pro-immigration, out-of-touch internationalism of many left-wing union leaders. Derek Simpson, general secretary of Unite is a particular target of well-deserved criticism after his ridiculous statement that “it’s not a question of foreign workers” and his treacherous suggestion that the union doesn’t mind its members being replaced by foreign workers as long as they get a chance to ‘compete’ before being thrown out of work!

We in the BNP, and our comrades in the independent nationalist trade union Solidarity, call on workers to reject Simpson. With an income of more than £200,000 a year and a ‘secret’ £800,000 grace and favour mansion for life – all paid for by his members, who generally take home well below the average wage – he has no right to preach surrender and inaction to angry workers.

No wonder his attempts to stop the protests are failing. Unite are so busy plotting their campaign to try to stop the BNP winning Euro seats in June, that their website isn’t even mentioning the growing wave of protests.

But Solidarity members and BNP activists in places of work all over the country are enjoying the sea-change in popular feeling on the “British Jobs for British Workers” issue. All have been told to raise the matter on their sites and shop floors. We must do whatever we can to spread the protests.

The nationalist message is simple: When the bosses and their foreign scabs come for your job, it may be too late to fight back. We’ve got to draw a line in the sand and force the Government to protect our own people now. These strikes and protests are spreading, but they need to do so further and faster.

Middle management jobs are under threat from the Brown Bust too, so we’re all in this together. Now’s the time to stand up and defend the rights and livelihoods of British workers. Everyone out next week!

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This italian worker seems to have the makings of a liebour party leader , well he at least as the same attitude to the British work force

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