WORKERS AT the Sellafield nuclear plant in Cumbria escalated their dispute over pay on Friday of last week to two shifts out on strike. This follows an earlier well supported strike. The BNFL company has been dragging its feet over ending the pay gap between white collar and manual workers. The firm made an agreement four years ago to end the £2,000 difference between the workers.
But now it says it won't begin the process at Sellafield until April next year, and it could take until 2009 to complete. The workers are members of the GMB and Amicus unions. They plan to continue their strike action every Friday until 12 December.