Reading the press releases today it is obvious that if this strike goes ahead, and there is nothing to say it wont now they are shutting the refinery down, it could have serious ramifications across the whole country.The refinery makes a million quid a day and supplies most of the north of the UK.
Even if the Union and Ineos strike a deal the process of starting a shut down will cost millions.This is really hitting the bosses where it hurts and together with unrest in the public sector this week disputes will be very much on the agenda again.
Good luck Unite!http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/...al/7356235.stm
The employers sob storyhttp://www.ineos.com/new_item.php?id_press=206
Teachers are out as well next week with further dispute unfolding in a period where workers are beginning to feel more confident in confronting their employers. As the credit crunch turns into recession the whole political agenda will be influenced by what happens on the Industrial Front.