Stanlow United



This website is run by and for the unionised workforce at Stanlow Manufacturing Complex.

CCU / Gas Plant Reunion

Brian Beswick and John (The Whip) Whitby are organising a CCU / Gas Plant reunion.

For more information contact Brian at



Essar Energy News


Oil Industry News


Essar investors hire law firm as battle to resist Ruia takeover steps up

Essar committee tells shareholders to ignore latest buyout proposal

Bid too low for Stanlow owners

Essar takeover battle rumbles on as board rejects founders’ offer

Essar going private on cheap 'due to UK rules’

Ruias go ahead with 70 pence/share offer for Essar Energy

  Murco Refinery task force meets for the first time

Safeguarding the future of Milford Haven refinery

Milford Haven oil refinery under threat: Taskforce set up in bid to save workforce

Refining and Fuel imports in the UK (DECC Review)

Unite union calls for UK government help over Murco refinery

Talks 'advance' on sale of Murco refinery in Milford Haven




Unite News


Grangemouth Update



Tribunal rules Ineos ‘likely’ to have unfairly sacked Grangemouth convenor

Grangemouth Website

Union acts over sacked convenor

Tribunal action starts over sacked Grangemouth convenor

Fears Ineos sacking could spark new crisis

Lamont slams ‘Dickensian’ treatment at Grangemouth


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Mark Lyon needs your support

Support a fellow trade union member under attack

Mark Lyon, dismissed after 25 years’ service, from Ineos. Mark was one of the Grangemouth stewards who came to Ellesmere Port in 2009 to support us and speak at our General Meeting when we were put up for sale by Shell. Mark and a fellow steward drove to Ellesmere Port from Scotland for the meeting and then drove straight back to Grangemouth after.

This week Ineos, owners of the Grangemouth site, sacked Mark. Mark has worked at the site for 25 years, and as unite convenor served his industry and supported thousands of people at work at their time of need.

Now we need to stand by Mark

Click here to urge your MP to sign EDM 1046    Read EDM 1046

Cut and paste the following letters to your MP

Mark has been on sick leave, under dreadful stress because of intolerable pressure at work. But despite medical advice that Mark was not fit to attend his disciplinary hearing, he was sacked. He was dismissed in his absence. Unite firmly believes that this was because Ineos was determined to rush through a disciplinary process against Mark, denying his legal representatives the appropriate time to prepare his defence. Unite will, of course, fight this disgraceful decision.

We will pursue justice, not just because Mark deserves it but because workers and trade unionist everywhere must be protected at work. But we need you to speak out too. Please take one moment to help build support for Mark and for trade unionists everywhere and get your MP to support this EDM

Michael Connarty MP has be tabled an Early Day Motion 1046 expressing serious concern at the anti-trade union behaviour of Ineos at its petrochemical plant in Grangemouth.

For Mark and for trade union members across this country, please show your support.

Please urge your MP to support
EDM 1046.

Thanks for your support on this important issue

NEWS Links

Ineos accused of ‘rank hypocrisy’ over Grangemouth convenor sacking in a ‘mockery’ of justice

BBC News - Grangemouth Unite convener Mark Lyon sacked

Grangemouth refinery owner has Dickensian disregard for workers' rights


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