Employee wins sex discrimination case against UK Power Networks

A procurement specialist has won a sex discrimination case against her employer UK Power Networks over pay and promotion. According to Prospect union, Amy Arnold became aware she was being paid “substantially less” than male graduate trainees, who were doing the same work as her. The union adds over 18 months, she was “consistently refused” […]

Union calls on Sellafield nuclear management to re-open talks

Members of the GMB union working at the Sellafield nuclear decommissioning site are calling on the management to re-open talks in the dispute over pay. The union suggests members are seeking a “fair resolution” but in the absence of “meaningful talks”, the GMB Strike Committee will decide on Monday when the first industrial action will […]

Sellafield workers vote to strike over pay

Workers at the Sellafield nuclear decommissioning facility have voted in favour of strike action over pay disputes. Members of the GMB union voted by more than three-to-one to cease work at the site in Cumbria. It claims the decision followed the company ignoring requests for further pay talks after it imposed a below-inflation pay rise […]

Firefighters at Sellafield nuclear site confirm strike

Firefighters at the Sellafield nuclear site have confirmed they will go on strike this month. Members of the GMB union will walk out for 24 hours on 24th July in a dispute over pay. Sellafield previously said GMB members rejected its offer of an additional task-based payment equivalent to a 5% increase in basic pay […]

Magnox to cut 1,600 jobs at nuclear sites

Magnox is closing 12 sites accross the country which will lead to 1,600 job losses. The closing sites include Berkeley, Gloucestershire and Bradwell and are to close by September next year. Magnox said: “These proposed reductions arise from planned step downs in the work programme at a number of sites and the implementation of a more […]

Offshore workers suspend strike ballot

The GMB union has put a strike ballot among offshore workers on hold as more talks are to be held. The dispute is over changes to working conditions for employees covered by the Offshore Contractors Agreement (OCA) in UK waters. In Aberdeen yesterday, both sides put forward proposals and agreed to take the proposals away […]

Sellafield nuclear workers back strike action

More than a thousand Sellafield workers have voted for a strike action. Unite the Union said 98% of workers, who are employed at the Sellafield nuclear site in Cumbria, backed the industrial action. The decision follows a 10-month dispute over health and safety issues and being refused a full-time union representative. They are currently looking to […]

Workers plead with MPs to save Eggborough power plant

Hundreds of workers at the Eggborough power station (pictured) have joined forces to call on their local MPs to help save the plant and 800 jobs. The 2,000MW facility has been working to covert from coal to biomass for over two years – which was due to start last month – but is expected to […]

npower’s job cut plans ‘about costs and naked greed’

Unions have slammed npower over its plans to outsource thousands of British jobs to India, claiming they are about the energy firm’s “naked greed”. GMB said npower’s claims that its plans are part of an effort to increase customer experience “has nothing to do with that and everything to do with costs”. The energy giant […]

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 unions sets out the pay and terms of employment – including welfare facilities and training – for electrical and mechanical workers. It follows a similar […]