Sellafield accused of intimidation ahead of firefighters’ strike

The management at Sellafield has been accused of intimidation by the GMB union ahead of the second firefighters strike today. Firefighters working at the nuclear site are walking out between 6am and 6.30pm in a long-running dispute over pay and conditions. It follows a previous walkout on Tuesday this week. GMB alleges members have been […]

Firefighters stage strike at Sellafield nuclear site

Firefighters at the Sellafield nuclear site in Cumbria have started the first of two strikes in a dispute over pay. The 12.5-hour walkout by more than 60 members of the GMB union started at 6am this morning, with another strike planned for Thursday. The union has accused the management at Sellafield of failing to keep […]

Sellafield firefighters’ strike back on after talks fail

Firefighters at the Sellafield nuclear site in Cumbria are to stage two strikes this month in a dispute over pay grades. More than 60 GMB union members had voted for industrial action in July but it was shelved for further talks. However, the union has said the management at Sellafield “failed to keep promises” and […]

Firefighters’ strike at Sellafield nuclear site suspended

Strike action by firefighters at the Sellafield nuclear site has been suspended. The GMB union said final talks this morning led to an “improved pay offer” from the Sellafield Management. Members of the union were due to walk out for 24 hours on 24th July and 31st July. GMB members will not be balloted on […]

Firefighters at Sellafield nuclear site confirm strike

Firefighters at the Sellafield nuclear site have confirmed they will go on strike this month. Members of the GMB union will walk out for 24 hours on 24th July in a dispute over pay. Sellafield previously said GMB members rejected its offer of an additional task-based payment equivalent to a 5% increase in basic pay […]

Firefighters at Sellafield nuclear site to go on strike

Firefighters at the Sellafield nuclear site are to go on strike for the first time in a dispute over pay. The announcement comes after more than 60 GMB union members voted for the strike as talks between the union and Sellafield Ltd “broke down”. GMB claims Sellafield made an offer, which had already been rejected […]

Blaze overwhelms Manchester recycling plant

A huge blaze overwhelmed a recycling plant in Manchester last night and 50 firefighters are still present at the fire trying to dampen it. Working throughout the night crews manning ten fire engines managed to contain the blaze but expect to remain there for at least another day. There are no reports of any injuries, […]

npower Tilbury plant ‘under control’

A fire that broke out at npower’s Tilbury biomass plant this morning is still burning but is “under control” according to Essex Fire Service. Firefighters are still battling the fire with foam and expect to do so for another three to four hours. There were up 120 firefighters at the scene earlier in the day. […]

Fire at Shell’s Singapore refinery extinguished

Firefighters are still on standby after a fire broke out at Shell’s Singapore refinery. The blaze began at Pulau Bukom site, more than 5km away from the mainland, on Wednesday. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) worked with Shell to extinguish it by late afternoon yesterday. Six firefighters received medical attention but have now returned […]