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1,000 construction workers in unofficial walkout

Issue No. 2305

More than 1,000 construction workers staged an unofficial strike at the Sellafield nuclear site on Friday of last week in a row over jobs.

They left the site in Cumbria over plans to make a union shop steward and two health and safety representatives redundant.

The workers, in the Unite and GMB unions, are employed by contractor Mitie. They are involved in a number of building, maintenance and security programmes at Sellafield.

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Tue 29 May 2012, 18:45 BST
Issue No. 2305
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