Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 22 November 2014

Workers at Kilroot down tools in support of foreign worker protests

Employees at a Kilroot Power Station engineering project staged a stoppage yesterday in support of the foreign worker protests in Great Britain.

The action involved around 60 workers at contractor AMEC, which is involved in a major emission reduction scheme at Kilroot.

One of those who took part in the stoppage described it as a “token” protest and an act of “solidarity” with wildcat strikes across the water. He also stated that there were no foreign workers at AMEC’s Kilroot project.

The action did not affect the operation of the power station at Carrickfergus.

It’s understood AMEC workers at Kilroot finish normally finish on Friday afternoons at around 2pm.

A spokesman for AMEC said: “We confirm that there has been a temporary stoppage of work by around 60 workers on an engineering upgrade project.

“It is not a dispute between AMEC and the workforce. We emphasise that it does not affect the running of the power station in any way.”

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