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Workers in Queensferry and East Kilbride face uncertain Christmas

12 December 2014

IBM workers who deliver ScottishPower’s outsourced £20m IT services, face an uncertain Christmas after being told that they face further restructuring. Staff are worried that this may mean further job losses.

UK women in nuclear pool skills for their industry

26 November 2014

Women in the UK nuclear industry have linked up to address the sector's gender balance, improve the numbers of women in leadership and engage with the public on nuclear issues

Prospect – act now to keep the lights on

28 October 2014

Responding to the assessment from National Grid about the tight winter power capacity, Prospect, the union for energy professionals, said there is a chronic need to invest now in generating capacity.

EU Hinkley decision welcome – now let’s build: Prospect

08 October 2014

Prospect - the largest union for nuclear industry employees - has welcomed the positive decision by the European Commission, which should pave the way to the construction of Hinkley Point C.

Hinkley C green light is great news, says Prospect

23 September 2014

Prospect has welcomed the latest indication that the European Commission will make a positive decision on Hinkley Point C – Britain’s first new nuclear plant in a generation.

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Base energy policy on evidence and analysis

TUC delegates praised the work of Environment Agency staff during the winter of 2013-14. However, one sentence in an amendment turned the motion about flood resilience into a debate about fracking.

Ask MPs to back the Prospect Pledge

Prospect is encouraging more members to follow the example of colleagues and seek a meeting with their local MP to urge them to work with the union and support its Pledge campaign.

EDF nuclear staff to ballot on three-year pay deal

Prospect is recommending that members in EDF Energy Nuclear Generation accept an improved three-year pay offer – with a 2.5% increase in 2014 – as the best that can be achieved by negotiations.

Drax boost for clean coal

Prospect has welcomed the €300m grant awarded to the White Rose project by the European Commission.

NuGen deal welcome

Prospect has welcomed the announcement that Toshiba and GDF have completed a deal on a new nuclear power project on the west Cumbria coast.

Raise number of women in science

Prospect is calling on the Labour party to pledge to raise the current percentage of women in science, technology, engineering and maths professions from 13% to 30% by 2020.

Celebrating women in engineering

Prospect is working with several organisations to mark National Women in Engineering Day on Monday 23 June

Pledge one hour a year to change young lives

Could you volunteer one hour of your time, once a year, to inspire young people?

CDM consultation at last

The Health & Safety Executive announced its 10 week consultation on proposals to amend the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2007

Nuclear workers welcome Magnox contract winner

Prospect welcomes news that Cavendish Fluor Partnership has won the contract to manage the Magnox and RSRL sites

CMA inquiry must not halt investment

Prospect, which represents over 20,000 professionals in the energy sector, has voiced concern that the referral of the 'big six' by OFGEM to the Competition and Markets Authority could hamper much needed investment in the sector.

Act now on nuclear skills

The drive to achieve a secure low-carbon energy supply for the future will be jeopardised if action isn't taken to recruit more highly skilled graduates and apprentices into the industry.

Protected pensions victory

The government's decision not to override pension protections put in place when the electricity industry was privatised has been welcomed by Prospect.

Move to Prospect Wimbledon Office & 2014 Pay Offer

Following some internal re-organisation, responsibility for Prospect members in Intergen has moved from the regional office in Liverpool to our office in Wimbledon. Last week Colin Daye-Gretton and I met Intergen to resume pay discussions. After consideration of a number of options, Intergen finally put to us an offer which we are recommending to you.

Sellafield invite for PAC chair

Commenting on the Public Accounts Committee report into progress at Sellafield, Prospect has welcomed recognition of the shortage  of skills in decommissioning.

 
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