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Prospect calls for rethink on decommissioning following Magnox decision

Prospect has described news of the termination of the Cavendish Fluor Partnership contract for the Magnox and Calder Hall decommissioning sites as “extraordinary”.
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MPs tell government to honour pension promises made to nuclear workers

Government proposals to override legislation protecting nuclear workers’ pensions were condemned by Patricia Gibson, MP for North Ayrshire and Arran, in a debate in Westminster Hall on 21 March 2017
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Largest nuclear union welcomes breakthrough in pensions negotiations

Prospect, the largest union representing workers on sites owned by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, has welcomed an improved offer on reforms to the pensions of more than 11,000 people
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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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