Dounreay nuclear power workers could take strike action after refusing a new pay deal. The three unions with staff at Dounreay – Unite, Prospect, and GMB – have all conducted consultative ballots with their members on the current 1.75% offer, and have voted by more than 70% to reject the offer. The unions are now going to ballot for industrial action, including an overtime ban, working to rule and strike action. Richard Hardy, Prospect’s National Secretary for Scotland, said: “Our members at Dounreay have not taken this step lightly. “For too long now we have seen a situation where public money is spent at Dounreay to achieve decommissioning but the staff who are working to achieve this see their real wages cut whilst money flows to the shareholders, our members are fed up with seeing wealth that’s created in Caithness being cashed in California. “This is unfair not just to our members but to the local economy of Caithness and Sutherland as a whole.” All the union leaders at Dounreay are certain that there will be a huge vote in favour of industrial action.
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