Sellafield firefighters announce fresh strike in pay dispute

The Sellafield nuclear site will be hit by fresh industrial action as firefighters have announced another strike this week. Around 3,000 members of the GMB union will stage a third 12-hour strike this Thursday, 30th November, from 6am to 6pm in a dispute over pay. The union claims firefighters’ job has been re-evaluated by three […]

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 nuclear workers confirm 24-hour strike

A total of 3,000 workers at the Sellafield nuclear site in Cumbria are to strike tomorrow in a dispute over pay. GMB union said its members working at the site will begin industrial action from 6.01am on Wednesday, 27th September until 5.59am on Thursday, 28th September. The move comes after 76% of members voted to […]

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 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 […]

GMB Sellafield health monitors to strike next week

GMB trade union members are striking at Sellafield nuclear plant next week over a dispute concerning pay. Health Physics Monitors (HPMs), who assess radiological safety, will take action from midnight on 28th July for 24 hours for better pay. The result of the official strike ballot was announced on 6th July 2015 when 97.8% voted Yes and […]

Union says Big Six competition review “bad for jobs”

Workers union GMB has broadsided regulator Ofgem for its competition review claiming it will be “bad for jobs” and do nothing for consumers. The union has made its opinion of the current energy market clear in the past, claiming the competition is an illusion and demanding re-nationalisation. Yesterday it said the review would just create […]

Scottish Water reject pay freeze

GMB Union members, who make up the largest manual workers union in Scottish Water, has rejected a proposed freeze in pay for 2011/ 2012. Richard Leonard, GMB Organiser for Scottish Water, said: “GMB members at Scottish Water have had enough of big bonuses for directors alongside pay restraint for frontline staff. GMB members resent the […]