UNION bosses are due to meet with a Sellafield contracting company after two months of on-and-off strikes at the nuclear site.

Mitie’s Unite members are striking until 6am on Monday and a meeting with the company is due to take place next Wednesday to consider further options in the pay dispute.

The dispute is a result of staff employed by Mitie on the Sellafield contract – including security guards, cleaners, catering, vending, laundry and environmental operatives – rejecting the company’s pay offer with workers receiving £8.45 an hour.

Ryan Armstrong, Unite’s regional organiser said: “We want anyone going through the Sellafield gates to be on at least the Foundation minimum wage of £9 an hour. Members’ spirits are very high, I’d describe the action as solid.”

Mitie declined to comment.

It is understood GMB, the only union recognised by Mitie, filed a formal complaint to the TUC against Unite as to how it attains its membership.

GMB were approached for comment.