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With workers everywhere being forced onto the defensive through employers’ attacks on jobs, pay and conditions the victory at Lindsey of the protests and strike action will be seen as a marvellous example to others of what can be achieved in the face of attack. The background to this latest dispute has been a deliberate employers’ offensive over a number of years to undermine the National Agreement for the Engineering Construction Industry (NAECI). The slump in the construction industry since last summer and the onset of the recession only intensified these attacks.