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Workers on the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) are to strike after two months of different types of industrial motion in a dispute over pay, their union has introduced.

Members of Prospect on the Berkshire-based firm will stroll out for twenty-four hours on Wednesday January 24.

Action in need of a strike began in mid-November and can proceed till the strike motion is taken and can re-commence on Thursday January 25.

Prospect basic secretary Mike Clancy stated: “Our members at AWE who maintain the UK’s nuclear deterrent have been left with no option but to strike.

“We have done all we can to facilitate negotiation, but the employer continues to neither bring any meaningful change to the table, or indeed explain any of its previous decisions on pay in a satisfactory manner.

“There is already a recruitment and retention crisis at AWE. If nothing is done to improve pay then the company will be unable to compete for skills and risks being unable to fulfil its critical role in safeguarding our national security.

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