GMB warns of 1,500 job cuts at Sellafield

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More than 1,500 jobs are set to be lost at Sellafield because of cuts in spending, the GMB warned yesterday.

The union said about 570 workers at the nuclear site in Cumbria will be made voluntarily redundant between now and the end of the year, 300 agency staff will be laid off and 650 vacancies will not be filled. It also raised fears that more jobs could be axed after the Comprehensive Spending Review later this month.

Officials said the job losses will impact on all grades including operating staff, administrative workers, professional and technical staff and management posts, reducing the total number of workers to about 9,000.