Author: By Alan Jones, Press Association
Union leaders and employers reached an settlement late last night to finish the
dispute which flared at the Lindsey oil refinery in North Lincolnshire.
The deal shall be beneficial for acceptance at a mass meeting outside the
refinery on Monday morning.
Sources stated the deal concerned the reinstatement of 647 employees on the oil
refinery who have been sacked for taking unofficial action in protest on the
laying off of 51 workers by a sub-contractor.
It’s believed the 51 staff will even be offered jobs as a part of the
Unions have additionally received assurances that hundreds of employees at energy stations
and oil and gasoline terminals who took sympathy action will not be victimised.
Staff who’ve been taking unofficial action for the previous week held early
morning meetings, including on the Sellafield nuclear site in Cumbria, and
returned to work after being informed of the breakthrough.
Les Bayliss, assistant common secretary of Unite, said: “We’re pleased that
we were in a position to thrash out a deal which the union can put to the workforce
“Following hours of detailed negotiations, there was a major
breakthrough. The proposals for a return to work shall be really useful to the
workforce by the union’s shop stewards at Lindsey on Monday morning.
“The employers have agreed to reinstate all of the sacked employees. We welcome the
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Mr Bayliss stated it was now time for the government to repeal “anti-commerce
union legislation, complaining that UK employees have been victims of essentially the most
“restrictive commerce union legal guidelines in Europe.
Officials from the GMB union additionally attended final night’s meeting and will likely be
recommending the deal to its members at Lindsey.