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Plant staff repeat walkout action

Workers burning dismissal letters
Workers in Lincolnshire have burned their dismissal letters

Workers building a Teesside biofuels plant have walked out for a third time in support of sacked strikers at an oil refinery in Lincolnshire.

Union officials are due to meet contractors later to hold talks over the sacking of 647 workers at the Lindsey oil refinery last week.

The 1,100 construction workers building the Ensus wheat refinery in Wilton first walked out on Friday morning.

An Ensus spokesman said he hoped work would resume "as soon as possible."

Chief executive officer Alwyn Hughes said: "Every day of strike action is a day lost and we cannot recover it.

"We are not associated with the Lindsey oil refinery workers and there is no issue or dispute at Wilton."

About 900 contract workers at Sellafield in Cumbria - employed on various construction projects - are due to return to the site on Wednesday after walking out on Monday.

Sellafield Ltd said it was confident the action would have no impact on safety, security or nuclear production.

Other workers at energy firms around the UK have also walked out in support.



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