Union news coverage too simple!
The recent events at Lindsey oil refinery highlight the reluctance of the media to provide both balanced stories and detailed information.
In this day of instant communication it seems there is more emphasis on headlines than substance - for example, one of the issues was that the workers from Italy were paid less than their equivalents in the UK. This was denied by the employer but does anyone have a clear view? Very hard to ascertain from the coverage.
Equally, what was the background, if any as to why UK labour was not being used? I saw this addressed in the FT once which suggested there were concerns about practices in the industry, for example around tea breaks and funerals. Is this correct? For the non-participant, it is really difficult to understand what is happening.
Are we not entitled to more?
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