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Workers strike at Sizewell B

PUBLISHED: 13:28 23 June 2009 | UPDATED: 10:22 06 July 2010

A NUMBER of construction workers at Sizewell B have today downed tools in sympathy for the sacked workers at the Lindsey oil refinery.

A team of scaffolders and laggers walked out this morning in protest at the sacking of 647 workers at the North Lincolnshire site, owned by Total.

A NUMBER of construction workers at Sizewell B have today downed tools in sympathy for the sacked workers at the Lindsey oil refinery.

A team of scaffolders and laggers walked out this morning in protest at the sacking of 647 workers at the North Lincolnshire site, owned by Total.

A spokesperson for British Energy which owns Sizewell B, said: “We can confirm that some contractors have taken industrial action today.”

It is believed the workers are employed by Cape and Doosan Babcock, although neither company would comment on unofficial industrial action.

An unnamed worker said: “We will be happy to go back to work when things at Lindsey are resolved.”


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