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Nuclear site staff work to rule

Sellafield
About 10,000 people work at the Sellafield plant

Members of two unions at the Sellafield nuclear reprocessing site in Cumbria are taking part in industrial action.

The work to rule, or "action short of a strike", started earlier after the GMB and Unite workers rejected a 2% pay deal.

However, 4,600 members of the Prospect union, the largest at the plant, are not taking part after voting to accept a deal said to be worth a total of 3.7%

A Sellafield statement said the action would not compromise safety.

The GMB is refusing to ruling out strike action.

A spokesman said: "Failure by the company to settle this dispute will inevitably lead to full strike action in October."

Sellafield management said in a statement: "We remain in constant dialogue with GMB and Unite to ensure that the ramifications of any action are fully understood.

"To date, those safety-related discussions have given us great confidence that safety would not be compromised whatsoever."


SEE ALSO
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