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Following the failure of Dounreay Site Restoration Limited to make an acceptable pay offer to Prospect members employed at the Caithness site, Prospect has today formally notified the company of its intention to commence a strike ballot on December 1st 2017.

At a meeting today with Derek McKay the Scottish Governments Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Constitution, Prospect continued to argue for a pay increase for civil servants which reflects their increased cost of living

After protracted negotiations Prospect today noted the Scottish Governments pay proposals for 2017 as being the best achievable through negotiations.