Unions reach deal to avoid strike at Hinkley nuclear plant

Potential strike action by hundreds of construction workers building the new Hinkley Point C (HPC) nuclear power station has been averted. Members of the GMB and Unite unions were preparing for industrial action after they rejected the previous pay offer made by EDF. However, under the improved pay deal, wages will be up to 36% […]

Unions to ballot for industrial action over energy firm’s pay freeze

More than 90% of union members working at ScottishPower Generation have voted in favour of moving to a ballot for industrial action over the energy firm’s pay freeze. Prospect union said its members as well as Unite members rejected a pay offer that proposes a one-off payment and a pay freeze. The union added it […]

Fresh talks promised in Hinkley nuclear pay dispute

Unions representing construction workers at Hinkley Point have said they are “hopeful” the dispute over bonus payments could be resolved. They argued the bonus rate offered by BYLOR – made up of French firm Bouygues TP and Laing O’Rourke – is “insufficient to attract the quality of workers needed to ensure the civil works phase […]

Unions threaten to delay Hinkley nuclear plant construction

Unions have warned the construction of Hinkley Point C (HPC) nuclear power station could be delayed if a dispute over bonus payments is not resolved. GMB and Unite will be holding a ballot – from May 2nd to May 5th – of their 700 members working at the Somerset site. The unions argue the bonus […]

EDF and unions reach deal on Hinkley Point C

EDF Energy says it has dusted off negotiations with trade unions on work arrangements for building the new nuclear power plant, Hinkley Point C. The agreements with GMB, Prospect, UCATT and Unite cover supervisors and support service workers such as security, transport, cleaning and catering as well as construction workers. They are for not just […]

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 […]