EDF Energy signs key Hinkley Point C deals with unions

Power supplier EDF Energy has signed two labour relations agreements with trade unions and a major contractor for the proposed new nuclear project at Hinkley Point C. They include a ‘Common Framework Agreement’ covering industrial relations, recruitment, training, apprenticeships, health and welfare and a ‘Civils Sector Agreement’ relating to pay and pensions. By the time […]

Nuclear decision leaves UK ‘hostage’ to gas prices

Members of the energy industry have expressed concern over today’s news that the Horizon project for new nuclear has been binned. The UK is set to lose 12GW of its installed coal generating capacity in 2015 and a further 7GW of nuclear capacity by 2020 due to planned decommissioning. As a result, the Government is […]

Unions want two nuclear plant designs

MPs and two of Britain’s largest trade unions are concerned only one type of design could be picked by nuclear power firms operating in the UK, potentially jeopardising jobs and energy security. The call comes as the nuclear group behind Horizon Nuclear Power is due to announce its chosen reactor design for a new plant […]

Unite and RenewableUK form power couple

Trade body RenewableUK could increase its political muscle after officially teaming up with the UK’s largest trade union Unite which represents 1.5 million workers. The two bodies announced today they have signed an accord to support each other in campaigning for benefits for UK businesses and their workers in the renewable industry. They say it […]