Wednesday 20 June 2012

Coryton workers protest against closure

Coryton workers have called for protests at 1pm on Monday 25th June at the Vopak terminal in Purfleet, Essex, and refineries at Grangemouth near Edinburgh and Lindsey near Hull.

The call follows workers protesting yesterday outside talks at the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DEC) to try and pressure the government to intervene and save their refinery.

The government snubbed the reps at the meeting, claiming that they wouldn’t interfere with market forces. They are effectively allowing the refinery to be closed and turned into a terminal with the loss of most of the 850 jobs.

In response workers have now firmed up plans for 3 emergency protests on Monday to coincide with shift changes at the Vopak terminal in Purfleet, Essex, and refineries at Grangemouth near Edinburgh and Lindsey near Hull.

They are making a “clarion call” to the movement to join them at these sites on Monday.

The Right to Work Campaign is calling on every activist to mobilise through our unions and organisations to maximise support for the Coryton workers.

Speakers from Coryton will join Mark Serwotka, John McDonnell MP, Remploy, Downhills School, RF Brookes, Veolia Recycling, London busworkers, Asturian miner Segundo Menendez Collar (CSI) Themis Orfanakos (Greek occupier) and Enric Rodrigo (Madrid Indignados) at Unite the Resistance this Saturday 23 June, 11am Bloomsbury Baptist Church, London

There is a brief report from Socialist Worker on the protest at DEC yesterday

 

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