Unions oppose Tata’s Port Talbot closure plans

Community, GMB, and Unite have strongly opposed Tata’s decision to close the heavy end operations at Port Talbot steelworks and have vowed to resist these plans

Drax power stations threatened with strike

Three Scottish power stations could be hit in a dispute over pay, it has been revealed

Ofgem under fire for ‘shifting costs to customers’

Citizens Advice has claimed that supplier profit margins are higher than they should be

Trade union slams OVO bosses over thousands of job cuts

Unite chiefs have warned that “they will not sit by and watch”

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% […]

Sellafield nuclear workers confirm 24-hour strike

A total of 3,000 workers at the Sellafield nuclear site in Cumbria are to strike tomorrow in a dispute over pay. GMB union said its members working at the site will begin industrial action from 6.01am on Wednesday, 27th September until 5.59am on Thursday, 28th September. The move comes after 76% of members voted to […]

Hinkley Point C: Unions to ballot for strike action

Trade unions for construction workers at the Hinkley Point C project in Somerset are to hold a ballot for strike action in a dispute over pay. It comes as more than 95% of GMB and Unite members voted against the proposed pay increase offered by French utility EDF and its contractor BYLOR. The dispute, which […]

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 Energy workers vote for strike action

Workers at EDF Energy have voted for strike action in a dispute over pay cuts, job losses and extended working hours to install smart meters. The Unite union said its members, which includes meter readers and fixers, office staff and managers, will take part in a two-day strike on 12th and 20th August. It is […]

Offshore workers strike ballot on hold

A strike ballot to resolve a dispute for changes in working terms for offshore workers has been put on hold as union members consider a new offer to their terms. GMB and Unite officials will consult members on a new offer which emerged at talks in Aberdeen yesterday. The changes to working conditions are covered by […]