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 […]

Sellafield nuclear workers plan second strike

Workers at the Sellafield nuclear site are planning a second day of strike action in a row over pay. The Unite union, which represents more than 1,100 workers at the Cumbria plant, said employees are preparing to go on strike again on 22nd November. The dispute centres around the 1.5% pay offer by Sellafield, which […]

Unions reach deal to avoid strike at Hinkley nuclear plant

Potential strike action by hundreds of construction workers building the new Hinkley Point C (HPC) nuclear power station has been averted. Members of the GMB and Unite unions were preparing for industrial action after they rejected the previous pay offer made by EDF. However, under the improved pay deal, wages will be up to 36% […]

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 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 […]

Union calls on Sellafield nuclear management to re-open talks

Members of the GMB union working at the Sellafield nuclear decommissioning site are calling on the management to re-open talks in the dispute over pay. The union suggests members are seeking a “fair resolution” but in the absence of “meaningful talks”, the GMB Strike Committee will decide on Monday when the first industrial action will […]

Sellafield workers vote to strike over pay

Workers at the Sellafield nuclear decommissioning facility have voted in favour of strike action over pay disputes. Members of the GMB union voted by more than three-to-one to cease work at the site in Cumbria. It claims the decision followed the company ignoring requests for further pay talks after it imposed a below-inflation pay rise […]

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 […]