Dounreay power station workers to strike over wage dispute

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More than 500 workers employed by Nuclear Restoration Services (NRS) at Dounreay power station are poised to initiate strike action following the rejection of a revised wage proposal.

Unite the union disclosed that the rejected offer, which included a one-off £500 payment alongside a 4.5% basic increase, failed to meet the expectations of its members, who perceive it as insufficient given the current inflationary climate.

The union’s membership demonstrated an 80% rejection of the proposed deal.

Unite contends that the offer translates to a substantial decrease in real wages.

The union has scheduled a 24-hour strike on Wednesday 15th May, accompanied by an overtime ban set to commence the following day.

A Nuclear Restoration Services spokesperson told Energy Live News: “We are disappointed by today’s announcement but remain committed to finding a resolution that is fair and affordable.  

“Our contingency plans are being implemented to ensure the site remains safe, secure and compliant during any period of industrial action.”

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