Workers strike at Suffolk power stations
Up to 70 sub contractors went on strike at the Sizewell A and B power stations in Suffolk today.The workmen walked out in support of industrial action taking place at a Lincolnshire oil refinery in a row over the use of foreign workers.
Up to 70 sub contractors went on strike at the Sizewell A and B power stations in Suffolk today.
The workmen walked out in support of industrial action taking place at a Lincolnshire oil refinery in a row over the use of foreign workers.
Between 30 and 40 workers downed tools at Sizewell B, and between 25 and 30 also took action at Sizewell A.
There was a picket line this morning and one irate sub contractor said: ''There should be British jobs for British people - but instead they are bringing in foreign workers and giving them jobs.
''Somebody has to take a stand over this and this is what we are doing.''
A British Energy spokesman confirmed that action was taking place among the workforce of two companies providing labour at Sizewell B.
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He added that health and safety issues at the nuclear power plant were not affected.