NAECI to be smashed at Fawley Oil Refinery?A callout to the Rank and File
The NAECI is under threat and is being attacked. In the 3rd quarter of 2012...
, starting from the beginning of July, Esso, whose US parent company is Exxon/Mobil, is going to start a major shutdown/turnaround on the Cat Cracker plant, which will involve hundreds of workers working shifts around the clock 7 days a week.
Historically, the NAECI unions, Unite & GMB, would by now have negotiated terms for this special job under NAECI, so that everyone was happy and the job was completed on time. Not this time though. Unite have had no talks and still have had no answer to their question to Esso about whether the Cat Cracker is even to be under NAECI terms. It doesn't look good.
Esso haven't been a NAECI client for a number of years now. Now they are engaging a German contractor called Voight Ermo who, according to the Engineering Contractors Industry Association (ECIA) members' directory 2012, are not even members of the contractors' side that makes up the NAECI. They won't confirm if they are employing workers under NAECI.
We haven't got a problem with workers from wherever being employed under the NAECI. It's when the boss class clients and contractors trawl this country and mainland Europe, looking for downtrodden workers so that they can be exploited even more. This is a race to the bottom for the workers as opposed to the race to the top for the super profits 'earned' by the clients and their crony contractors.
This is the the thin end of the wedge, it starts by having a non NAECI client, then a non NAECI contractor on a major petro-chem project, employing desperate exploited workers on whatever terms and conditions, you can bet a pound to a pinch of shit that they won't better NAECI.
Then the other NAECI clients and contractors take notice and see what Esso got away with down at Fawley, so then they think - why are we paying NAECI terms and conditions for our workers? That is how they make their profits - by extracting surplus value over and above your hourly rate; the less your hourly rate, the more surplus value for the boss, which means bigger profits. It is that simple.
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