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Sellafield agrees to union safety demands

9 Oct 15 An industrial dispute involving construction workers at Sellafield nuclear power plant appears to have been resolved.

The Unite union has secured an agreement from Sellafield Ltd and its group of 14 on-site subcontractor companies for a senior shop steward to be put in place to deal with health and safety, workplace welfare and training issues.

A health and safety committee spanning all contractors on the site will also be set up under the deal, which comes after a campaign of industrial action and walkouts.

Unite regional secretary Mick Whitley said: “This victory for common sense would not have been achieved without the resolve of our members who stood shoulder to shoulder to get a better deal on health and safety.

“A healthy workplace is a more productive workplace. The creation of a new senior shop steward on maximum facility time at Sellafield will help make the site safer, reduce accidents and enable workforce issues to be dealt with speedily.

“It’s a win, win for everyone involved in the decommissioning and renewal project at Sellafield and once again underlines the importance of trade unions in making the workplace a safer more productive place.”

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