“1,000 jobs are at risk” as Unite search for new owners for refinery

The union Unite says it is looking to safeguard the 1,000 jobs “at risk” from the closure of the Coryton oil refinery in Essex. Its owners, Swiss-firm Petroplus, have filed for bankruptcy, putting the long-term existence of the plant and the jobs of its staff into question. Linda McCulloch, Unite’s national officer said the union […]

Essex refinery hit by Petroplus closure

A major UK oil refinery in Essex is under threat of closure after news broke that its parent oil company Petroplus announced it would file for bankruptcy. Should the plant shut down commentators say London’s supplies could be dangerously low and many jobs could be lost. The plant, which processes 175,000 barrels of crude oil […]