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Nuclear decommissioning
Ballot papers have been issued to members today (8 December) after Dounreay Site Restoration Limited failed to make an acceptable pay offer following months of negotiations. Members will be asked to support a short strike followed by an overtime ban.

Easyjet A320-series aircraft from below
Media reports have indicated today that the UK government will ask the EU if it can stay in the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

Photo: L-R, Phil Jones, CEO Northern Powergrid; Sue Ferns, Prospect senior deputy general secretary; Elinor Harrison, EDF nuclear operations engineer; Mary Creagh MP; Rachel Reeves MP; Mike Clancy, Prospect general secretary
More than 50 Prospect members working in the energy sector were joined by MPs and industry leaders at a special Parliamentary event on Thursday for the launch of a new Prospect publication and initiative aimed at securing a sustainable future for UK energy.

Nuclear decommissioning
Following the failure of Dounreay Site Restoration Limited to make an acceptable pay offer to Prospect members employed at the Caithness site, Prospect has today formally notified the company of its intention to commence a strike ballot on December 1st 2017.

Procurement specialist Amy Arnold has just won a sex discrimination case against her employer, UK Power Networks (UKPN), with help from Prospect, after being denied equal pay and a promotion.