Workers strike at Sizewell

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

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

About 30 to 40 workers, mainly 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 own Sizewell B, said: “We can confirm that some contractors have taken industrial action today.”

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

A spokeswoman for Magnox South, the operators of Sizewell A nuclear site, said: “There has been no significant impact on site operations and there are no safety implications.

“In the event of any action of this type Magnox South has procedures and processes in place to ensure there is no impact on either the safety or security of our sites.”