Sellafield is being hit by another wave of industrial action today, with 3,000 GMB union members there on strike – for the third time.
The walk out is part of a long-running dispute over pay and will last from 6.01am on Wednesday 29 November until 5.59am on Thursday 30 November.
It follows a 3-year offer from Sellafield management which GMB says ‘does not meet the expectations of the workforce.’
The dispute began in July when the company imposed a below inflation 1.5% pay increase.
In a separate dispute, around 300 catering staff employed by Mitie, will strike during the same time.
Members in both disputes will picket at gates around the site from the start of strike and throughout Wednesday.
The GMB Senior Organiser said:
Sellafield management say the facility’s safety and security is a priority during walkouts:
Firefighters at the nuclear site are due to 12 hour strike tomorrow.