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Prospect members in EDF covered by the National Joint Council Agreement in Nuclear Generation have overwhelmingly voted to accept the three year deal pay deal set out here The offer changes the effective date to April and provides an increase of 1.4% on salaries and flowthroughs on 1 April 2016. The increases in April 2017 and 2018 will be based on an RPI underpin with a ceiling of 3%.

MPs debated the quality of advice given to AEA Technology (AEAT) employees when that company was floated on the stock exchange in 1996.

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Politicians should start being honest with the public about what needs to be done to keep our lights on, following the belated decision to give Hinkley Point C the final go-ahead, said Prospect.

St Bees Head with Sellafield in the distance
The BBC’s Panorama programme on Sellafield presents the public with a partial and sensationalised view of safety at a site that is a vital part of ensuring Britain’s energy security and low-carbon transition. It does, however, highlight some of the challenges of historic underinvestment and the problem it creates for future generations.

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The government’s move to further delay a decision on building Hinkley Point C is “chaotic and potentially disastrous”