UK Strikes Spread

Feb 2. - Industrial action in the UK continues as row over foreign workers intensifies. Hundreds of workers at a British nuclear processing plant walked out on Monday, joining growing protests against the use of foreign workers at a time when Britain is in recession and unemployment is rising. The industrial action appears to be spreading, with Internet forums encouraging sympathy strikes nationwide. Organisers denied the Sellafield action was anti-foreign, saying it aimed to make a level playing field for all workers.SOUNDBITES: Unidentified Sellafield Nuclear Power Plant Worker, Lord Mandelson, Business Secretary, Jim Drury, Reuters