Construction workers are due to start today a rolling programme of demonstrations refineries and power stations across the UK in the latest in a long-running dispute over pay and conditions.
Organised by trade union Unite, the protests will begin at the ConocoPhillips refinery in North East Lincolnshire today.
The dispute follows plans by seven major construction firms, including contractors Balfour Beatty Engineering Services and N G Bailey Building Services, to reduce pay by up to a third and deskill the workforce. However, BBES has previously disputed this assertion.
Unite said the action is not a call for an unofficial strike adding the strikes are taking place outside of work hours.
The seven contractors targeted are Balfour Beatty Engineering Services, N G Bailey Building Services, Crown House Technologies, Gratte Brothers, Spie Matthew Hall, Shepherd Engineering Services and T.Clarke.