FIREFIGHTERS working at a key nuclear site could go on strike if bosses push through plans for mass sackings, their union warned yesterday.
Twenty-five emergency response and rescue staff at Urenco’s uranium enrichment plant in Capenhurst, Cheshire, have been threatened with dismissal.
General union GMB, which represents the firefighters, said the firm was planning to offer some of them a role on inferior terms and conditions.
Organiser Albie McGuigan said union members who were originally employees of British Nuclear Fuels Ltd believe this is an opportunist attempt to destroy long-standing agreements.
Accusing Urenco of “showing complete contempt for the workforce,” he added: “GMB members have indicated that they will take industrial action if needs be.”