Government minister's have signalled they will make a statement on Euratom - including a proper timetable - as Prospect members have been calling for.
Members of Prospect – the largest union for nuclear engineers and specialists - have been exerting considerable pressure on politicians of all parties to avoid a hard nuclear Brexit.
Prospect will be keeping the pressure up on the government to see the full details of what they have promised.
Mike Clancy, general secretary of Prospect said:
“It is absolutely critical that a new deal is struck on Euratom if the government wants to avoid damaging jobs and investment in the UK nuclear sector.
“These latest concessions are a welcome first step, although we need to see much more detail from ministers.
“Rushing to leave Euratom is a risk too far. At the very least we need an adequate transition period to recruit, train and deploy a new workforce in this highly specialised area.
“The UK must maintain a close association with the European Union to ensure that the 80,000 jobs in the sector are protected and that the UK continues to maintain its world-class status in civil nuclear power.”