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LRC welcomes solidarity action with Lindsey dispute

22nd June 2009

Over 3000 workers are taking action in support of the Lindsey workers who have walked out of the Total oil refinery in Lincolnshire. The unofficial walkouts in solidarity are in breach of the Thatcherite anti-trade union laws which outlawed secondary action.

John McDonnell MP, LRC Chair, said:

“We fully support the Lindsey workers who have taken strike action today and urge others to come out in support of those workers.

“We are calling on the employers to immediately come to the negotiating table to seek a just resolution of this dispute.

“The courage of the Lindsey workers has demonstrated that trade unionists are no longer willing to accept the anti-trade union laws. The Government should act now to scrap these laws which deny the basic right to strike.”

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