Thursday, February 5, 2009

Lindsey Refinery contractors back to work

Workers at the Lindsey oil refinery have voted to return to work after accepting a peace formula involving an additional 102 jobs open to local workers.

The settlement has been agreed between the clients Total, main contractor Jacobs, and the Unite and GMB unions. It follows a week of nationwide wildcat action over the engagemrent of foreign labour by Italian subcontractor IREM.

Total commented: "We hope this is a further demonstration of our commitment to local employment opportunities. These additional workers will be employed in new positions and will work alongside IREM and its permanent workforce. There will be no redundancies as a result of this announcement.

"We would like to thank ACAS for its involvement in the talks and in ensuring a swift resolution was reached."

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