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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.

Prospect seeks assurances over Magnox job cuts

21 May 2015

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

27 January 2015

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.

Continuity essential at Sellafield, warns Prospect

12 January 2015

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

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

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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.

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.

Prospect welcomes Toshiba stake in NuGen

Prospect welcomes the news that Toshiba is seeking a majority stake in NugGen

Wylfa a step closer

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.

Energy debate is due

Prospect has broadly welcomed the Labour party's Powering Britain green paper.

 
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