GMB trade union members took part in a strike action at Sellafield nuclear plant today over a dispute concerning pay.
Health Physics Monitors (HPMs), who assess radiological safety, will protest until 28th August.
It started from 8.30am to 12.30pm with a march from Yottonfews to Sellafield’s main gate this morning and will start again tomorrow at 6.30am for two full days, ending on Friday.
Chris Jukes, GMB Senior Organiser, said: “Management has made no further attempts at any reasoned dialogue so further action by the monitors is necessary especially as they have delivered a massive mandate, compliant with current and proposed future legislation, by a secret ballot for industrial action.”
A spokesperson from Sellafield said: “That some of those individuals are entitled to further reward is not in dispute – the contention lies in the fact we have always said there must be a criteria as to who does and does not qualify for the payment and the GMB’s desire for us to apply a blanket payment across the majority of the HPM workforce.”
Last month GMB said nuclear power plant Hinkley Point C should go ahead despite concerns.