Energy news updates
Prospect has held talks with Scotland’s energy minister Fergus Ewing to secure the future of the Longannet power station in Fife.
Prospect, representing 1100 staff at energy company Scottish Power, has welcomed first minister Nicola Sturgeon's intervention over the threat to Longannet, Scotland’s largest power station.
Prospect union and others have called on Vince Cable to introduce a “returnship” scheme for women scientists and engineers who have taken maternity or career breaks, in the wake of a survey revealing just how many obstacles such women face.
Only 7% of engineering professionals in the UK are female – the lowest in Europe – and women working across the nuclear industry are determined to change that.
Commenting on the news that the government is expected to terminate the £9bn contract awarded to the consortium managing and operating the Sellafield site, nuclear union Prospect has called for continuity in operations to be maintained.
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I wrote to all members on 15 December providing an update on Nuclear Generation pay and indicating that a further special NJC had been arranged for 12 January 2015 to take the matter forward.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Prospect has welcomed the €300m grant awarded to the White Rose project by the European Commission.
Prospect has welcomed the announcement that Toshiba and GDF have completed a deal on a new nuclear power project on the west Cumbria coast.
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.
Prospect is working with several organisations to mark National Women in Engineering Day on Monday 23 June
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