Lancashire Times
A Voice of the Free Press
4:20 PM 8th November 2023

Thousands Of Engineering Construction Workers ‘Ready To Strike’ – But Call On Bosses For Fresh Deal

More than 3,000 workers including those at Stanlow, Fawley, Valero, Grangemouth, Mossmorran, and Sellafield say they are ready for industrial action

Thousands of construction workers at energy sites across the UK have said they are ‘ready to strike’ - but have called on bosses to make a fresh pay offer.

More than 3,000 workers at Stanlow, Fawley, Valero, Grangemouth and Mossmorran Oil Refineries, Sellafield Nuclear Facility and nuclear power stations have voted for industrial action.

At a crunch meeting this week, workers indicated they were ready to walk out, but called on bosses to make a fresh pay deal and avert industrial action.

Last week, workers turned down a pay deal of 10 per cent for 2024 and a further 5 per cent for 2025.

Charlotte Brumpton-Childs, GMB National Officer, said:

“These engineering construction workers have voted to strike and say they are ready to strike.

"But they’ve called on bosses to come back to the table with a new deal to avert industrial action.

“These are extremely skilled workers, whose pay has plummeted up to 20 per cent during the past decade.

“If a new offer is not forthcoming, strikes across the UK are inevitable.”