Friday, 30 January 2009

Nick Griffin - Solidarity With The Construction Lads

The British National Party says what it means and means what it says

The following article is by the Chairman of the British National Party and copied from the BNP Website.

Nick Griffin - Chairman of the British National Party


The grass-roots “British Jobs for British Workers” sympathy strikes campaign is going viral! After years of watching and grumbling as our jobs are taken by foreigners and wages undercut by cheap imported labour, British workers are standing up in solidarity with the hundreds of thousands most at risk of seeing their livelihoods ‘globalised’ away.

The spark which burst into the flames of unofficial and defensive industrial action at the Lindsey Total oil refinery at NORTH KILLINGSHOLME is setting off a chain reaction.

The Immingham refinery workers have come out in sympathy with the construction workers whose jobs are threatened by hundreds of cheaper and less skilled imported European workers. It was announced last night that workers at WILTON on Teesside and at the GRANGEMOUTH refinery in Scotland were walking out this morning in solidarity.

In fact, on top of 400 out in Teesside and 700 in Grangemouth, we are now getting reports of wildcat “British Jobs for British Workers” protests all over the country. While the news reports are still mainly focussed on Humberside, at present Scottish workers are leading the way.

Here’s the list we know of (as at lunchtime on Friday 30th – check our map for later updates):

STAYTHORPE, NOTTS. Hundreds out at the giant power station near Newark.

MILFORD HAVEN, WALES. Work on the giant South Hook and Dragon liquefied natural gas terminals halted by mass walkouts.

WARRINGTON, LANCS. Protests reported at the Fiddlers Ferry power plant, but no picket line visible at 1 p.m..

ABERTHAW, BARRY. Power station walkout.

MOSSMARAN, SCOTLAND. Workers at the terminal north of Edinburgh have downed tools.

St FERGUS, ABERDEENSHIRE. Workers at the giant gas terminal out on protest.

DOUNREAY, THURSO. Reports of workers downing tools to support the call for “British Jobs for British Workers”.

MOTHERWELL BRIDGE, SCOTLAND. Angry workers “on the fence” - ready to walk out but waiting for just a few more signs that the protest is truly national.

SELLAFIELD NUCLEAR PLANT, CUMBRIA. Meeting this morning expresses huge sympathy for construction workers, anger over the growing use of foreign cheap labour, and a readiness to come out in solidarity if workers are victimised or the strike grows.

We are getting repeated reports of workers at other big energy-related plants and construction sites saying that if Gordon Brown sticks to his anti-worker, anti-British “no retreat from globalisation” line and refuses to take the protesters seriously, then they will come out too.

“The use of more than 60 mounted riot police to try to intimidate us was a bad move by the Government,” one group of Total refinery workers told a BNP observer this morning. “They must have known full well that we’re peaceful and intend to remain peaceful. Our problem is with the bosses exploiting foreign labour, rather than with the foreign workers themselves. Bringing in riot cops to make out that we’re about to go on the rampage is typical Labour spin and lies.”

Workers are also angry at the pro-immigration, out-of-touch internationalism of many left-wing union leaders. Derek Simpson, general secretary of Unite is a particular target of well-deserved criticism after his ridiculous statement that “it’s not a question of foreign workers” and his treacherous suggestion that the union doesn’t mind its members being replaced by foreign workers as long as they get a chance to ‘compete’ before being thrown out of work!

We in the BNP, and our comrades in the independent nationalist trade union Solidarity, call on workers to reject Simpson. With an income of more than £200,000 a year and a ‘secret’ £800,000 grace and favour mansion for life – all paid for by his members, who generally take home well below the average wage – he has no right to preach surrender and inaction to angry workers.

No wonder his attempts to stop the protests are failing. Unite are so busy plotting their campaign to try to stop the BNP winning Euro seats in June, that their website isn’t even mentioning the growing wave of protests.

But Solidarity members and BNP activists in places of work all over the country are enjoying the sea-change in popular feeling on the “British Jobs for British Workers” issue. All have been told to raise the matter on their sites and shop floors. We must do whatever we can to spread the protests.

The nationalist message is simple: When the bosses and their foreign scabs come for your job, it may be too late to fight back. We’ve got to draw a line in the sand and force the Government to protect our own people now. These strikes and protests are spreading, but they need to do so further and faster.

Middle management jobs are under threat from the Brown Bust too, so we’re all in this together. Now’s the time to stand up and defend the rights and livelihoods of British workers. Everyone out next week!


ProudGeordie said...

Amen to that!

This day could be a turning point in British history.

Anonymous said...

I don't think we should call the foreign workers scabs. OK, they shouldn't be here, and I would guess a lot of them have wondered what they've walked into, but basically they are just being used by the EUrabian establishment.

If you want to find 600 septic, syphilitic, pestilential, malignant, stinking, puss-oozing, toxic scabs then look no further than Parliament.

Anonymous said...

Funny how the Scotish media decided to run a story on the 90th anniversary of the "Riot Act" being read in Glasgow.

Stringbag said...

Protest action spreads to Northern Ireland

xoggoth said...

Italians and Portugeuse would not be my preferred target, but I absolutely hope this takes off to become a general protest against ridiculous levels of immigration.

Anonymous said...

I notice Lancaster UAF haven't updated their webshite since early this morning - not even the comments.

What's the matter with them? Are they out drowning their sorrows or have they thrown themselves off Skerton Bridge?

Anonymous said...


"Employment Minister Pat McFadden said the Prime Minister's promise of "British jobs for British workers" at the Labour Party conference in 2007 had not meant that UK firms would be encouraged to flout European laws on free mobility of labour.

"Gordon, in saying that, never said we are going to have economic protectionism, we're going to stop international trade, we're going to stop British companies trading abroad, or European companies trading here," Mr McFadden told BBC Five Live.

"What he's saying there is, I want to see the British workforce equipped for the jobs and skills of the future. And that's precisely what the government is doing."

Anonymous said...

The Marxist pseudo-nationalists such as SNP and Plaid Cymru are in the same sinking boat as the LibLabCon - they're all shackled to EUrabian legislation. The BNP is the only alternative to massive job losses and impoverishment for the British working class.

It's good to see the British nation pulling together again, from Marchwood Hampshire in the south of England to Dounreay in the north of Scotland, and west to Aberthaw and Milford Haven in Wales.

This shows LibLabCon traitors where they can stuff their nation-wrecking Euroregions