The Saltend workers’ dispute has come to a frustrating end after nearly three months.
The 400 locked-out construction workers failed to win back their jobs at the refinery site in Hull after their employer Redhall Services Ltd was axed by the Vivergo consortium.
Vivergo has improved the payout it was offering workers, and most have now accepted. Certainly, it would not have done that without sustained picketing at the site and other action elsewhere.
But if the dispute had been spread to other sites, the workers may have won more. The national shop stewards’ forum for the engineering construction industry held back from taking that step.