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Win an iPad with Prospect

05 February 2016

Prospect will be giving away three 32GB Apple iPads every month from February 2016 until March 2017.

Prospect members are not "fat cats" and redundancy compensation is not "reward for failure"

03 February 2016

Prospect has condemned the business Secretary's description of ordinary public servants impacted by a proposed cap on redundancy compensation as “fat cats”. 

Union warns of electricity shortages in Scotland

26 January 2016

Prospect, the union representing engineers and technical staff in Scotland's electricity industry, has welcomed the Institute of Mechanical Engineers' report which highlights the problems facing the UK in generating enough electricity to meet its demands

Prospect members at Magnox South Sites walk out following rejection of a pay offer

02 December 2015

Prospect members at Research Sites Restoration Ltd (RSRL) walked out yesterday at Harwell sites following rejection of a pay offer from Magnox Ltd.  

Strong support for strike by nuclear specialists at Harwell

01 December 2015

Nuclear decommissioning experts employed by Magnox Limited at its Harwell nuclear site in Oxford downed tools today (Tuesday) over pay parity with colleagues at the company’s other 10 sites.

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Nuclear specialists to strike over pay

Nuclear decommissioning experts employed by Magnox Limited are to strike on Tuesday and Wednesday (1-2 December) in a dispute over pay parity with colleagues at the company’s other 10 sites.

Skills vital to keeping the lights on

The lights will go out in the UK unless urgent action is taken to embed an integrated energy policy that encourages investment in skills as well as infrastructure, energy union Prospect has warned.

HPC deal a step towards a low-carbon future

The largest union for nuclear industry employees welcomes the signing of a deal between EDF Energy and the China General Nuclear Power Corporation which paves the way for a final investment decision on new nuclear plant at Hinkley Point C, Somerset, and other UK infrastructure projects.

Drax exit a blow

Energy workers’ union Prospect has warned that Drax’s decision to pull out of a £1bn carbon capture project will be a “body blow to low-carbon energy generation for the UK”.

Hinkley guarantee welcome

Prospect has welcomed the government’s £2bn support for the construction of Hinkley Point C.

Mr Frostbite

Sixteen years ago Nigel Vardy suffered life-changing injuries on a climbing expedition. Today he still climbs mountains, works in an electricity control room and gives motivational talks under the name Mr Frostbite. Katherine Beirne meets him

Energy road map needed

News that EDF’s new Hinkley Point C nuclear plant will not be operational by 2023 proves the government needs to set out a clear road map outlining how the lights are going to stay on, energy union Prospect has said.

Eggborough’s closure widens the capacity gap

Britain will face an energy shortage due to the lack of incentives to invest in non-renewable power, Prospect has said.

HPC a step closer

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 or risk blackouts

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 is welcome

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 CMA report

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

Closures delayed at two power stations

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.

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.

 
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