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Union accuses former head of National Grid of complacency on energy margins

Steve Holliday, the former head of National Grid, is being complacent in his assertion that the UK has enough energy capacity – even on the coldest days when demand is highest.
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Write to your MP about exiting Euratom today

Prospect is urging all members, especially those who work in the nuclear industry, to write to their MPs about the government’s decision to leave the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom).
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Scientists and engineers condemn government decision to leave the European atomic energy community

Scientists and engineers developing a new source of cleaner energy have described the prime minister’s intention to leave the European atomic energy community as ill-informed, irresponsible and unnecessary.
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Dounreay unions and employer fail to reach agreement on pay

Prospect is to ballot members at the Dounreay nuclear site in Caithness on strike action and a work to rule
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Minister paves way for further nuclear pensions talks

Prospect, the largest trade union for nuclear workers, has welcomed an initiative from energy minister Jesse Norman today (Wed 25 January) to hold further talks with five unions to discuss in more detail their concerns about proposals to cut pensions for nuclear workers.
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