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Unions enter talks over Sellafield site safety concerns

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Unions representing more than 1,200 construction workers at the Sellafield site have agreed to enter into talks with a mediator.

Workers voted in favour of industrial action last week after a 10 month dispute over health and safety concerns.

Unite and GMB say that their issue is not with Sellafield Ltd, but with the NAECI managers contractor.

They have warned that if their safety concerns are not addressed by NAECi, they will ballot for strike action once more.

Today at the NAECI Stewards committee, we voted unanimously to recommend to our members at the Report Back meeting this Friday that we accept the offer of the National Joint Council to mediate a meeting to resolve the issues ASAP.

"If the talks are unsuccessful, the process of balloting for industrial action will take place."

– Spokesperson, Unite and GMB Unions

Unions meet to decide Sellafield action

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Unions that represent more than 1,200 construction workers at Sellafield will meet today to decide what type of industrial action will be taken at the site.

Unite union says the move follows a 10 month dispute over health and safety, and a disagreement over the employment of a full-time shop steward.

Sellafield says the workers are contractors, employed by other companies, and that their actions won't affect site operations or safety