STAFF at a nuclear power plant have postponed a planned strike as they consider a new proposed pay offer.

Workers from the Prospect, GMB, and Unite trade unions have confirmed they will not participate in the walkout on May 1 and 2 at the Dounreay complex in Caithness.

A work-to-rule policy, which means staff will not work more than their contractual obligations, was expected to follow the walkout.

A previous pay offer of 4.5% backdated to April 2023 was previously rejected by workers.

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The Dounreay workforce is employed by the Nuclear Restoration Services Limited (NRS), which recently changed its trading name from Magnox Ltd.

Craft technicians, general operators, chemical and electrical engineers, maintenance fitters, and safety advisers will walk out.

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All three unions have confirmed they are considering the new offer, with a Prospect spokesperson stating the decision was taken to allow members to “consider” the offer by the employer.

The statement added: “This offer has come about because of the strength of our members’ collective action.”

The plant is in the process of being decommissioned and workers are tasked with cleaning up the Caithness complex, which operated as a nuclear plant from 1955 until 1994.