MORE THAN 700 contract construction workers at the Sellafield nuclear power plant in Cumbria walked out unofficially last week. The workers are furious that they are being laid off and replaced by agency staff who will be paid 50 percent less.
The unofficial walkout began on Wednesday of last week following a mass meeting of the construction workers. It was the first industrial action at the Sellafield plant in years. Workers were due to meet with British Nuclear Fuels management on Monday of this week.