Prospect announces commencement of industrial action at AWE

30 November 2023

Prospect members at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) are taking industrial action in a dispute over pay, having voted strongly in favour of the measure.

Action short of a strike commenced on 13 November and includes members working to rule, working to contract, and withdrawing from voluntary roles.

The timing of any possible strike action will be decided in due course.

Mike Clancy, General Secretary of Prospect, said:

“Our members at AWE who maintain the UK’s nuclear deterrent have been left with no option but to take this action after years of stagnating pay.

“Engagement from the employer has been poor, typified by the pay offer being presented as a done deal with no space for negotiation.

“There is still time to avoid further action if the employer comes back to the table with an improved offer and a genuine commitment to open engagement.”

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