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In the last week of January 2009, industrial action began at the Lindsey refinery in Lincolnshire. Swiftly the strikes spread to Grangemouth in Scotland, Wilton in Cleveland and all over the country. By Friday January 30th 3,000 skilled workers were out from 11 plants. On Monday February 2nd thousands more joined the action. Sellafield workers at the nuclear reprocessing plant in Cumbria, Didcot power station, Longannet, Staythorpe, Milford Haven, Selby, Warrington and Aberthaw have all walked out. The Times headlined it as the “Dawn of new age of industrial unrest.” This is a well-organised, co-ordinated movement, which is unofficial and completely illegal under UK anti trade union laws.