EDF strikes deal with unions on new nuclear plant

The Big Six supplier EDF has struck an agreement with unions on the building of the new Hinkley Point C nuclear plant. The deal with the GMB and Unite trade […]

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The Big Six supplier EDF has struck an agreement with unions on the building of the new Hinkley Point C nuclear plant.

The deal with the GMB and Unite trade unions sets out the pay and terms of employment – including welfare facilities and training – for electrical and mechanical workers. It follows a similar agreement in June for civil workers on the project.

Vincent de Rivaz, Chief Executive of EDF Energy said: “This groundbreaking agreement reflects the importance that we place on partnerships with our employees and with trade unions to help deliver the UK’s first new nuclear power in a generation.”

Unite National Officer Kevin Coyne said: “This is a cutting edge agreement for a cutting edge new nuclear project at Hinkley Point.

“It has taken many months to get the detail right but through hard work and cooperation the unions and employers have an agreement which is fit for a 21st century development to power Britain’s homes and businesses.”