Employees responsible for manufacturing and maintaining the UK’s nuclear weapons are to go on strike. Workers at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) are to stage two 48-hour strikes walk-outs as part of a long-running dispute over pensions. Unite said 600 of its members, who work as managers, craft and manual workers at the AWE’s two sites at Aldermaston and Burghfield in Berkshire, will strike on 18 and 30 January. A spokesperson said workers felt “deeply betrayed” by promises made decades ago guaranteeing their pensions, when they were transferred from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to the private sector, being broken.
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