180 Coryton workers to lose jobs

About 180 workers at the Coryton refinery will be made redundant next week, its administrators announced. The news comes after PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) failed to find a buyer for the Essex site earlier this year. Swiss owner Petroplus held a meeting earlier this week with the employees and the Unite union at Coryton to explain their […]

“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 […]