A strike involving thousands of construction workers at energy sites across the UK has been called off after they accepted a ‘whopping’ pay offer.
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 on Friday they accepted a pay deal worth more than 17% over two years.
The workers, who are covered by the National Agreement for the Engineering Construction Industry (NAECI), will now earn an extra 11.3% for 2024 and an additional 5.5% 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.”