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Further Northern strike action hits Cumbria

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Northern passengers across Cumbria are facing more disruption today as RMT Union workers go on strike for 24 hours, over driver-only operated trains.

More than 1,300 services will run, the majority between 7am and 7pm.

For this strike day a number of new services have been added, including an evening peak service both ways from Carlisle to Newcastle.

Travellers are advised to:

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Sellafield prepare for strike action

They'll be protesting against a below-inflation pay rise Credit: ITV Border

Management at Sellafield say they're finalising arrangements to ensure the safety of the nuclear site when workers go on strike.

Members of the GMB union at the plant have voted to walk out in a dispute over pay. They'll be protesting against a below-inflation pay rise. No date has been set for the industrial action.

We believe that a no-strings attached 1.5% pay increase is both fair and reasonable. We made that offer based on company affordability, and it was accepted by the Prospect Union which has collective bargaining rights for the largest group of our workforce.

The GMB represents around 2,000 of our 10,500 strong workforce. Clearly, we are disappointed at the GMB’s ballot result, and will now start to finalise our arrangements to ensure that the site remains safe and secure during any subsequent action."

– Sellafield Ltd statement

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