Posts Tagged ‘Grangemouth’

Breaking: Unite launches legal action over Grangemouth sacking

by John Millington.

Unite launched legal action today after Grangemouth convenor Mark Lyon was sacked by Ineos. Mr Lyon who has worked at the company for 25 years was tried in absence and told of his dismissal earlier today. Unite said it will appeal the company’s decision and issue an employment tribunal claim for unfair dismissal and victimisation […]

Unite statement on Falkirk

by Newsdesk.

In July this year Unite was subjected to a major campaign of criticism regarding allegations of misconduct in the affairs of Falkirk Constituency Labour Party – in essence that the union had tried to manipulate the selection procedure for a Labour candidate for the constituency outside the Party’s rules. The union was enjoined by a […]

Is Britain being held to ransom by trans-national companies and billionaires?

by Mark Seddon.

If you cut through the hysteria currently being generated by the Murdoch echo chamber that is the Sunday Times and the Daily Mail whose hatred of trade unions knows no bounds, there is a stubborn truth that no amount of air-brushing will do away with. It is that Jim Ratcliffe, the billionaire owner of the […]

No change at Falkirk. Just one good trade unionist out of a job

by Jon Lansman.

For the Labour Party, nothing about Falkirk has changed. There never was any ballot rigging scandal there, as the BBC found three months ago. In spite of many column inches of the Sunday Times (£) devoted to “union dirty tricks“, there is no new smoking gun amongst the 1000 emails that Ineos have passed to the […]

Grangemouth closure exposes why markets and capitalists like Ratcliffe are not fit for purpose

by Michael Meacher.

Till yesterday it seemed inconceivable that Grangemouth, representing 2% of Scotland’s GDP and 8% of its manufacturing capacity, could be closed down by an industrial dispute, with 800 jobs lost and another 600 nearby plus 2,000 contract staff severely at risk. The dispute reached rancorous levels from the demands of Ratcliffe, billionaire hedge fund owner of […]

Ineos, the SNP and a fillip for Scotttish independence

by Phil Burton-Cartledge.

I write about the decadence of the British ruling class and then confirmation makes the headlines shortly thereafter. There is nothing I can add about the specifics, except to say this piece by Robin McAlpine is an excellent rundown of what’s been happening at Grangemouth, as well as a condemnation of Britain’s flexible labour markets – where flexibility is […]

Grangemouth, class aggression and the ‘national interest’

by Stephen Low.

It is in ‘the national interest’ that Grangemouth remain open say the Scottish Government, refusing to countenance closure. They are however seemingly content with the idea that this be accomplished by the Ineos workforce sacrificing wages, pensions, redundancy terms and shift allowances. The national interest is being defined as the continuation of production at the […]

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