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LONDON, Nov. 4 (DPA/EP) –
Thousands of construction workers at power plants across Britain have warned they are about to go on strike after rejecting a pay deal.
More than 3,000 workers at the Stanlow, Fawley, Valero, Grangemouth and Mossmorran oil refineries, Sellafield nuclear facility and nuclear power plants have voted against an offer union leaders said was worth ten per cent. by 2024 and another five percent by 2025.
The GMB, the UK’s general union with more than 560,000 members, will meet representatives on Monday to discuss next steps and a strategy for industrial action.
A GMB national official, Charlotte Brumpton Childs, has said that “the wages of engineering construction workers have plummeted below inflation”, adding: “It is therefore not very surprising that there is no have agreed to a wage deal that still amounts to a pay cut in real terms.
“These are extremely skilled workers, who are considering a mass legal strike for the first time in their careers because their employers have failed to keep their wages in line with inflation,” Brumpton-Childs added.