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Hinkley Point C construction moves a step closer – but skills challenge remains

31 July 2015

Prospect has welcomed the announcement of Hinkley Point C contracts being signed with key contractors but warned that the skills challenge facing the UK cannot be underestimated.

Act now to keep the lights on, warns Prospect

15 July 2015

National Grid's announcement about the tight winter electricity margins shows there is a chronic need to invest in capacity and introduce a coherent plan for the transition to low-carbon generation.

NuGen deal a welcome step says Prospect

14 July 2015

Prospect has welcomed news that UK nuclear new-build developer NuGen has signed a deal with the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority for the land contract at Moorside, near Sellafield in Cumbria.

Prospect welcomes Competition and Markets Authority report

07 July 2015

Prospect has welcomed the provisional findings of the investigation into the UK energy market conducted by the Competition and Markets Authority.

Two Lincolnshire power stations secure a 10-month reprieve

03 June 2015

Prospect, the union for energy professionals, welcomed the news that members at the Killingholme and Brigg power stations have been awarded another 10 months’ work after securing a contract which will delay the planned closure of both plants.

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More detail needed on Magnox cuts

More detail is needed about how nuclear decommissioning company Magnox Ltd plans to cut up to 1,600 jobs in the UK, said Prospect, the largest union for nuclear industry employees.

UK women in nuclear campaign for change

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.

Sellafield continuity essential

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.

UK women in nuclear pool skills for their industry

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

Act to keep the lights on

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.

Hinkley green light welcome

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.

EU set to back 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.

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.

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.

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Unions press Fallon to halt Portsmouth redundancies

Prospect and the other unions representing members in the BAE Systems shipyard in Portsmouth have called on the government to intervene to halt the redundancy programme currently in progress.

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.

 
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