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Fellside CHP plant workers’ long-running dispute over ...

Fellside CHP plant workers’ long-running dispute over terms and conditions settled

09 February 2017

The nine-month old dispute over terms and conditions involving workers employed at Cape Industrial Services Limited on the Fellside CHP plant, based at Sellafield in Cumbria, has been settled.

Unite, the UK’s largest union, representing 19 workers at the plant, has secured ‘the best possible deal’ for workers following talks between Unite and management from Cape Industrial Services.

The deal has resulted in an average increase in basic pay of 9 per cent across trade groups, including scaffolders, thermal insulation engineers and labourers. The 9 per cent increase will also cover overtime rates of pay.

Unite regional officer Ryan Armstrong said: “This has been a long running dispute. While it wasn’t the NAECI rate the members had set out for, it goes a long way to standardising the rates on the Fellside site.

“Going forward Unite will be approaching both Sellafield Limited and the PX Group to discuss further standardising workers’ terms and conditions under the NAECI agreement.”


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Notes to editors:

For more information please contact Unite regional officer Ryan Armstrong on 07736 375941 or Unite communications officer Karen Viquerat on 07768 931 316 or 0151 559 2003. 

  • Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union with over 1.4 million members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.