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Unite Union members balloted on strike action at Sellafield

Credit: PA

Members of the Unite Union at Sellafield are being balloted on strike action in a pay dispute at the nuclear site.

The union says a 'completely unacceptable' 1.5% pay offer has been imposed by the Sellafield management.

Ballot papers are expected to start arriving next week. The GMB union has already voted for strike action.

Sellafield says it believes the pay increase is both fair and reasonable.

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Union to ballot 3,000 Sellafield workers for strike action

The strike ballot begins on Monday, 14th August 2017 Credit: PA

GMB, the union for nuclear workers, is balloting 3,000 members at Sellafield for strike action after the company ignored requests for further talks and said it would put in place a below-inflation pay offer.

Sellafield offered 1.5% in June which was rejected by 88% of GMB members on site during a consultative ballot. The Unite union is also balloting its 2,000 members at Sellafield.

The strike ballot begins on Monday, 14 August 2017 and will close on Monday, 4 September 2017.

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