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NI energy workers support strike

Walkout at Lindsey refinery, North Lincs, Friday
Workers in Lincolnshire began a strike on Wednesday

About 30 workers at a power station near Carrickfergus have stopped work to support energy workers in Lincolnshire angry at the use of foreign workers.

The original strike began at Lindsey Oil Refinery after owner Total gave a 200m contract to an Italian firm.

Hundreds of energy workers across the UK have walked out in support.

A spokesman for Kilroot power station said operations had not been affected, while staff said it was a "token" action in support of the strike.

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