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More than 3,000 workers have voted for industrial action
Thousands of construction workers at energy sites across the UK have said they are ‘ready to strike’ – but have called on bosses to make a fresh pay offer.
More than 3,000 workers at Stanlow, Fawley, Valero, Grangemouth and Mossmorran Oil Refineries, Sellafield Nuclear Facility and nuclear power stations have voted for industrial action.
At a crunch meeting this week, workers indicated they were ready to walk out, but called on bosses to make a fresh pay deal and avert industrial action.
Last week, workers turned down a pay deal of 10 per cent for 2024 and a further 5 per cent for 2025.
Charlotte Brumpton-Childs, GMB National Officer, said:
“These engineering construction workers have voted to strike and say they are ready to strike.
“But they’ve called on bosses to come back to the table with a new deal to avert industrial action.
“These are extremely skilled workers, whose pay has plummeted up to 20 per cent during the past decade.
“If a new offer is not forthcoming, strikes across the UK are inevitable.”