DISGRUNTLED workers at an atomic weapons company have announced two more days of industrial action after pension proposals were 'snubbed'.

The Aldermaston and Burghfield sites will host two 24-hour strikes on May 10 and May 18, with more than 700 workers expected to lobby against Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE).

Unite, which represents the fleet of unhappy workers, attempted to meet with AWE management earlier this month to discuss the ongoing pensions row.

Disputes have focused on 'broken promises' made under the Conservative Government in the 1990s, with the latest batch of strikes bringing the number of strike days since last November to 18.

Bob Middleton, Unite regional officer, said: “We have not received a response, or even an acknowledgement, to the pension proposals we sent to the AWE management on April 13.

“We put forward these proposals in good faith, but our members feel that they have now been snubbed.

“It is quite clear that this pledge has been shattered and our members feel deeply betrayed. The hallmark of this dispute is a litany of broken promises.”

“We have decided to strike on 10 May as AWE is planning to stage the regulatory site exercise on this day.

“It is for the AWE to say what contingencies it has in place to take account of the fact that our members, who would have been central to the successful completion of this exercise, will be on strike on May 10.”

The company stopped an existing pension scheme in January, sparking widespread concern among hundreds of employees.

Unite came up with alternative proposals, prepared by pension experts, for a new benefit scheme for private sector workers, but AWE management have failed to respond to their cries.

Seven days of strikes were announced last month between March 27 and May 8.