Hundreds Of Sellafield Staff To Strike Over Pay

Hundreds of staff are taking part in strike action at the Sellafield nuclear processing plant in Cumbria.

The GMB union said 400 Health Physics Monitors at the plant are taking part in industrial action from today, 25 August to Friday 28 August, in a dispute over pay.

The union said the plants management had made no further attempts at 'any reasoned dialogue' over a pay dispute.

The industrial action began at 8:30am and will end at 12:30pm.

A further 48-hour stoppage is planned for 26 August.

Chris Jukes, GMB Senior Organiser, said: "Management at Sellafield created the situation by the way they have handled the Monitors’ pay banding issue as well as any solution."

Sellafield employs approximately 10,000 people and reprocesses and stores spent nuclear fuel from around the world.


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