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 […]

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 […]

Unions threaten to delay Hinkley nuclear plant construction

Unions have warned the construction of Hinkley Point C (HPC) nuclear power station could be delayed if a dispute over bonus payments is not resolved. GMB and Unite will be holding a ballot – from May 2nd to May 5th – of their 700 members working at the Somerset site. The unions argue the bonus […]

Nuclear workers to vote on strike action

Nuclear trade unions are to ballot for strike action in response to proposed pension cuts in the sector. The GMB, Prospect, Unite and ASLEF/TSSA unions met in London yesterday and organised the ballot in response to more than £660 million of pension cuts for 16,000 workers across 19 sites. The workers, who are primarily involved in decommissioning work, will vote in […]