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Staff at Sellafield nuclear in Cumbria nuclear plant vote to strike

Sellafield workers will go on strike next week. Credit: ITV Border

Hundreds of staff who carry out radiation checks at the nuclear reprocessing plant in Cumbria have voted to go on strike.

The GMB union has announced nearly four hundred health physics monitors responsible for checking radiation levels on staff and equipment are walking out next Tuesday 28 July in a long-running dispute over pay.

Sellafield bosses say the site will continue to be managed safely and securely throughout the industrial action.

The company, based in Seascale, employs approximately 10,000 people and reprocesses and stores nuclear fuel from around the world.