British workers strike for jobs

| 01/02/2009

(BBC): Wildcat strikes are "not defensible", Gordon Brown has told those angry at the employment of foreign workers. Hundreds of employees staged walkouts across the UK over the use of foreign staff at a Lincolnshire refinery. The PM told the BBC’s Politics Show he understood workers’ fears, but walkouts were "not the right thing to do". The Tories said they did not back the strikes either but said Mr Brown’s 2007 "British jobs for British workers" pledge had been exposed as "fiction". Go to article

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