U.K. Union Could Seek Ballot on Strike at Stanlow Next Week

(Bloomberg) — The Unite union could decide as early as
next week to hold a ballot on strike action at Essar Stanlow
refinery, Regional Coordinating Officer Mick Chalmers says by
* Workers have until Monday to decide on whether to take
voluntary redundancy
* Majority of workers on the site are in the union
* NOTE: Essar is offering voluntary redundancies to about 184
employees that could be affected by the closure of chemicals
operations on the site
* NOTE: Union said March 15 that it would hold a vote on a
* NOTE: Stanlow refinery can process 195k b/d, according to data
compiled by Bloomberg

Reporter: Bill Lehane