Unite the Union members at Sellafield are set to hold an industrial action ballot.
This follows a ‘completely unacceptable’ 1.5% pay offer put in place by management from next month, September 2017.
Unite Sellafield shop stewards decided to go ahead with the ballot of the union’s 2,000 members in a meeting on Friday, 4 August 2017.
The RPI inflation rate is currently 3.5%. Last year Sellafield workers received just 0.25% extra pay against annual RPI inflation for 2016 of 1.8%.
As part of government led changes to the pensions of nuclear workers, two thirds of Sellafield workers will also have to pay an extra 2 to 6% on their pensions contributions from next year.
Unite the Union's Regional Officer made this statement:
A spokesperson further commented:
Members can expect ballot papers to be sent to their homes later this month.