Mass energy construction strike off

Posted by Jon Parker-Dean
Friday 19 January 2024
GMB Trade Union - Mass energy construction strike off

A strike involving thousands of construction workers at energy sites across the UK has been called off

More than 3,000 workers at Stanlow, Fawley, Valero, Grangemouth and Mossmorran Oil Refineries, as well as at Sellafield Nuclear Facility had voted in favour of industrial action.

But today [19 January 2024] they accepted a pay deal worth more than 17 per cent over two years. [1]

The workers, who are covered by the National Agreement for the Engineering Construction Industry (NAECI), will now earn an extra 11.3 per cent for 2024 and an additional 5.5 per cent for 2025, along with improvements to sick pay and other allowances.

Charlotte Brumpton-Childs, GMB National Officer, said:

“These skilled workers have fought for the pay rise they so richly deserve.

“After watching their pay erode due to rampant inflation, they stood together and forced this whopping deal.

"They should be rightly proud of themselves.”

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