BP and Shell in oil refinery strike threat

Britain risks fuel shortages and power cuts following a decision by workers at some of the country’s biggest oil refineries and power stations to strike, according to the Daily Mail.

British workers are angry that employers have opted to bus in cheap foreign labour rather than use locals and are backing industrial action.

GMB union members at seven key locations across the country, including plants run by BP and Shell, are threatening to strike.

Workers who are members of the Unite union are also expected to vote in favour of industrial action.

The dispute is the latest evidence of a widening campaign by workers and unions who are demanding that British jobs should go to British workers.

The sites at the centre of the dispute include BP’s Forties pipeline facility at Grangemouth; the Ineos refinery at Grangemouth, Sellafield; Shell’s refinery at Stanlow; and Chevron’s refinery in Pembroke.

Power stations run by at Staythorpe in Nottinghamshire and Aberthaw in South Glamorgan could also be affected.

It is not clear whether the power station workers would be able to disrupt electricity supplies.

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