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Dear GMB Member

GMB Scotland in Dounreay – Industrial Action Ballot Result

GMB’s industrial action ballot over your employers pay offer closed at Noon today, Thursday 21 December.

We have now received the full results from the Electoral Reform Society (ERS), which I can confirm as follows -

  • 94.9 per cent voted to take part in industrial action consisting of a strike.
  • 93.6 per cent voted to take part in industrial action short of a strike.
  • Turnout was 64.2 per cent.

You have sent an overwhelming message to DSRL that their derisory below inflation pay offers are totally unacceptable.  With the cost of living across the UK at a six year high, DSRL must listen to your collective voice and ‘make work pay in Dounreay’.

GMB has notified your employer of the ballot result along with the representatives of our sister trade unions in Dounreay, Prospect and Unite.  Our legal notice to DSRL of our plans for industrial action will follow shortly and we will communicate this to you directly.

As ever, if you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact your GMB reps by email at or by phone on the following extensions:

  • William Swanson Ext: 3128
  • Kim Thain Ext: 6684
  • Colin Manson Ext: 3265

Throughout the holiday period you can alternatively contact me at

The priority of GMB Scotland is the defence of your interests and we campaign to ensure you receive the proper recognition and reward for your work and skills.  Let's also be clear that we take a no-nonsense approach in doing so. We won’t raise false hope or sabre rattle without reason.

DSRL have failed to listen to your concerns about making work pay.  They should listen now and act fast. In the meantime, if you want a trade union that is going to campaign hard to defend your interests then you can join GMB Scotland today at


Drew Duffy

GMB Scotland Senior Organiser

Additional Resources

Dounrey double sided flyer

download pdf499Kb (pdf) - 12 December 2017

Dounrey double sided flyer

Dounreay Work Place Poster

download pdf382Kb (pdf) - 12 December 2017

Dounreay Work Place Poster

ERS Ballot Result

download pdf114Kb (pdf) - 21 December 2017

ERS Ballot Result

Dounreay member notification

download pdf79Kb (pdf) - 21 December 2017

Dounreay member notification