Shell, Vopak and Greenergy’s decision to turn the Coryton oil refinery into storage means that more than 800 people are set to lose their jobs. This will have a huge impact on the local economy and will mean hundreds of people face an uncertain future for them and their families. Cameron and Osborne bail out the banks—why not jobs at Coryton?
A public meeting of 150 people at Coryton on Wednesday called for further protests at the Vopak terminal next Saturday and Sunday 21/ 22 July.
“We are going to jam up the fuel system, we’re going to mount a campaign of direct action. The only way to get the government to take notice is to threaten them…
This time the protest will be treated as a picket line, so other union members will not cross it…
We’re fighting for our community, for the jobs of our members. We can’t let it go without a fight.”
RUSS BALL, UNITE REGIONAL OFFICIAL
Sat 21 July, assemble 10am and Sun 22 July, 10am
Vopak Terminal, Burnley Road, RM20
Nearest stations: Purfleet, Grays, & Chafford Hundred.
Called by: Unite the Union