The biggest mistake the workers at the Lindsey oil refinery ever did was allow representatives of the labour supporting trades unions to represent them in the strikes over foreign workers.
The fact that the workers allowed themselves to be sold out so cheaply for a handful of promised jobs that will never appear, and that the system that allows foreign workers to take those jobs has not been banned, means they will be screwed over.
Yet again the trades unions have done their masters work.
The Labour government has used the unions to pull the lions teeth of the strike and consign it to a toothless mewl.
The labour government have won everything they wanted from this strike.
The workers have been given a few false promises and surrendered to the union representatives in the pockets of the Labour Party.
We all remember the fuel protests a few years ago - when they surrendered to the promises of the government what happened - fuel prices continued to rise and rise.
The actions of the strikers to accept a few token local jobs, and to ignore completely the fact that the laws that allow foreign workers to be dumped in the UK are still in action, means they have accomplished nothing.
Nothing at all.
The historic opportunity to force the government to back down on the dumping of foreign workers in the UK has been lost - instead the workers were thrown a few scraps from the bosses and backed down because their union reps told them too.
The trades unions are the lackeys of the Labour party, and the only people who will be cheering this pathetic 'deal' are the government, the corrupt trades union bosses and the foreign corporations that will continue to bring in cheap foreign labour.
By allowing the issue to denegerate to a local deal the union representatives have merely proved that they are not interested in British workers as a collective, but that they only care about saving the governments face.
The workers who voted for this idiotic deal will face total betrayal.
They stood for the principal of British Jobs For British Workers, not local jobs for local workers.
By adopting a local 'I'm alright jack' attitude all they have done is saved the government and the unions whilst ensuring that other British workers will continue
to be screwed over as more companies bring in cheap foreign workers under these laws.
By voting for this local deal they have abandoned completely the principled stand that they said they were taking, which was to ensure British jobs for British workers.
A pathetic 109 promised jobs in one refinery is a total farce of a deal.
It is embarrasing to watch the workers being led like cattle by their Judas Goat trade union representatives back into the slaughterhouse.
Soon the sackings will begin of those that organised the strikes.
One by one they will lose their jobs as a result of 'shrinkage', 'layoff's, 'lack of work' etc etc that are the myriad ways the management use to cull the dissidents from their workforces.
The union will then just allow it to happen as their hands are tied by laws enacted by the Tories and Labour governments that curtail workers rights to strike and protest.
Those other workers elsewhere will now be offered similar deals and no doubt their trade union representatives will urge them to go back to work.
If they do they betray not just themselves but all British workers.
The strikers at Lindey refinery will rue the day they sold themselves out so cheaply to the unions and the government for a handful of jobs.
The British workers who still believe what the trades unions tell them and who believe in government promises or the promises of the bosses are totally self deluded.
They have been abandoned generation after generation by the Labour Party and the trades unions, and yet they still parrot the same old leftist propaganda that they have been taught too to parrot by the very same people that betrayed them.
The historic moment when the British worker could save themselves has not been lost.
The decision of Lindsy oil refinery workers who were lied too by their trade union representatives and urged to accept this deal, has to be rebuffed at other sites.
How much dignity is left for all British workers when a handful of promised new jobs limited to just one area is enough for the entire principle of British Jobs For British Workers to be abandoned.