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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.

Prospect recommends three-year pay deal to EDF nuclear staff

11 July 2014

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.

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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.

Seminar to explore Plutonium benefits

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 welcomes strike price

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.

Sellafield decision welcome

On behalf of 21,000 specialists in nuclear decommissioning and energy supply Prospect has said the decision to extend the management contract at Sellafield for another five years is the common sense option.

New Prospect recognition deal

The largest union for nuclear workers has signed a landmark recognition deal with Babcock International-Nuclear reinforcing its role as the voice for scientists, engineers, managers and specialists within the industry.

 
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