The GMB Union is balloting members for strike action over the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s plans to make savings of £660m. The proposals affect 11,000 workers at 19 sites including Sellafield, Direct Rail Services in Carlisle, the Low Level Waste Repository at Drigg, and International Nuclear Services at Westlakes near Whitehaven. Clive Lewis, Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, says that the changes are unnecessary. He said: “These workers have already been forced on to far less generous schemes, and now the Government is coming after them again. “This is a cynical attempt by the Government to save money by picking the pockets of British workers, and we are completely behind their fight for fairness.
In Cumbria 17th Jan 2017 read more »