Mass walk-out at Sellafield
Last updated at 13:08, Thursday, 24 May 2012
ELEVEN hundred construction workers have walked off Sellafield today (Thursday) in protest at job loss selections.
The workers, members of the Unite and GMB unions, left the site at midday when tensions “erupted’’ after an announcement that Mitie is to make a shop steward and two health and safety stewards redundant.
The Mitie Group recently won a £200 million facilities management contract on the nuclear site to provide cleaning, maintenance and security services.
A Unite union spokesman said the walk-off was to protest against the selection of its members which they claim is an “anti-union’’ move by Mitie. The unions are also protesting at the “attitude of companies on site’’ towards safety.
The workers are expected back on site on Monday to further discuss the job losses.
First published at 12:49, Thursday, 24 May 2012
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk
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