Locked-out construction workers take the fight to BP
15 April Locked-out BP Saltend workers took their
fight straight to the company's fat cats at BP's AGM in London
Docklands' Excell Centre yesterday. Shareholders big and small had to
face workers from GMB and Unite from the Hull site, although behind a
line of hired bouncers!
and security had been caught out when a group of the workers had
broken away from the main protest outside the building and managed to
get inside the Excell Centre to continue the protest there.
the shareholders that the consortium who run the Saltend site, with BP
in a leading role has locked them out for over a month. This is
because they want to break the national NAECI agreement and pick and
choose who remains on the job.
As a result
430 workers haven't been paid for weeks. However, they've responded
with a heroic campaign of defiance, resulting in solidarity action
from other sites and the site being shutdown for a over a week.
been going on to try and resolve the dispute but the Saltend workers
are adamant that this must include these workers having a guarantee
that they get their jobs back.