SELLAFIELD NUCLEAR SITE CUTS 1,500 JOBS

MORE than 1,500 jobs are to be axed at the Sellafield nuclear site in Cumbria triggering union fears of a workplace bloodbath in the wake of public sector spending cuts. The GMB union claimed that the job losses – a mixture of redundancies and vacancies that will not be filled – were a direct result of the government’s austerity drive to reduce the nation’s budget deficit.