in an effort to reduce costs at Sellafield workers not paid. reports HUNDREDS of agency workers at Sellafield were left without cash over the Easter weekend after employer Capita failed to pay them on time.

Staff were told that they would be paid last Thursday – a day early because of the holiday – but some workers were not paid until late yesterday afternoon.

Capita only took over the contract – worth £150m – to supply Sellafield with more than 1,500 agency workers at the beginning of the month.

The late payment was the first time staff received their wages, paid on a weekly basis, from their new employer.

One employee, who asked not to be named, told the News & Star that she had been forced to borrow money to pay the bills.

She said: “We are supposed to get paid each Friday but we were told that because of the bank holiday we would be paid on Thursday. They even gave us a deadline that we had to have our time sheets in by so that we would get paid. more