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Sellafield strikers end stoppage

Wilton protest
Sympathy walkouts took place across the UK

Construction workers at the Sellafield plant in Cumbria have returned to work after wildcat stoppages in support of refinery workers in Lincolnshire.

About 200 contractors who took part in the unofficial action on Thursday, returned to work on Friday morning.

The move followed a deal reached between oil giant Total and workers at Lindsey oil refinery.

At the height of the unofficial stoppages, more than 900 Sellafield workers were on strike.

Sellafield Ltd said the company was disappointed with the unofficial action, but added safety and security at the nuclear reprocessing plant had not been affected.

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