Travel allowance row hits Hinkley Point site

Mechanical, electrical and logistics workers are understood to have downed tools at Hinkley Point C in reaction to plans to cut travel allowances.

The Enquirer understands that a number of the workforce refused to come in yesterday as the dispute erupted into unofficial action.

A site source said: “Hundreds of workers for Balfour Beatty and NGBailey did not turn up for work today after rejecting a 50% cut to their travel allowances. “

Unite and GMB unions are now planning to ballot for industrial action over the cuts.

Client Hinkley Point C would not comment on the dispute.


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