Socialist Worker

Battle for the power stations

Issue No. 1

Three power stations - West Thurrock, Didcot and Tilbury - have in the last week all seen action in support of the miners. Workers at each station have refused to accept scab coal and oil.

Other power workers, particularly in the big coal-fired stations in the north and Scotland, have also undertaken to refuse scab deliveries.

Unfortunately the two major power unions, the GMBATU and the TGWU, have done little to build and extend this action.

Despite the TUC resolution, passed almost three months ago, which called for the blacking of scab coal and of oil substituted for coal, the unions have yet to issue any instructions to power workers on the subject.

In the next few weeks miners and power workers need with the utmost urgency to build and strengthen the links between them.

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