Nuclear news updates
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.
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.
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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.
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 announcement that Toshiba and GDF have completed a deal on a new nuclear power project on the west Cumbria coast.
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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.
Prospect welcomes news that Cavendish Fluor Partnership has won the contract to manage the Magnox and RSRL sites
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.
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.
The government's decision not to override pension protections put in place when the electricity industry was privatised has been welcomed by Prospect.
Commenting on the Public Accounts Committee report into progress at Sellafield, Prospect has welcomed recognition of the shortage of skills in decommissioning.
Prospect welcomes the news that Toshiba is seeking a majority stake in NugGen
Prospect has welcomed news that the Treasury has signed a deal with Hitachi and Horizon over the financing of a new nuclear power station at Wylfa, North Wales.
Prospect has broadly welcomed the Labour party's Powering Britain green paper.
The 120 tonnes of plutonium stored at Sellafield could work as an asset and the benefits of recycling it to provide low-carbon energy and highly skilled jobs for the future should be explored.
Prospect has welcomed news that EDF and the Treasury have reached agreement on the minimum price the company will be paid for electricity produced by the first new nuclear power plant to be built in a generation.