Strike action at Suffolk nuclear plants

Up to 70 sub contractors went on strike at the Sizewell A and B power stations in Suffolk today.The workmen walked out in support of industrial action taking place at a Lincolnshire oil refinery in a row over the use of foreign workers.

Up to 70 sub contractors went on strike at the Sizewell A and B power stations in Suffolk today.

The workmen walked out in support of industrial action taking place at a Lincolnshire oil refinery in a row over the use of foreign workers.

Between 30 and 40 workers downed tools at Sizewell B, and between 25 and 30 also took action at Sizewell A.

There was a picket line this morning and one irate sub contractor said: 'There should be British jobs for British people, but instead they are bringing in foreign workers and giving them jobs.


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'Somebody has to take a stand over this and this is what we are doing.'

A British Energy spokesman confirmed that action was taking place among the workforce of two companies providing labour at Sizewell B.

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He added that health and safety issues at the nuclear power plant were not affected.

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