The in-house workforce at Dounreay is set to dip below 1,000 as the impact of the latest tranche of redundancies kicks in over the next couple of months. Site licence company Dounreay Site Restoration (DSRL) announced plans a year ago to shed 150 jobs as well as axe 50 posts provided by contractors at the Caithness site. At the time, DSRL, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Babcock-led Cavendish Dounreay Partnership, said it would only consider compulsory redundancies if it failed to attract enough employees seeking early leaving packages. A spokeswoman for the firm yesterday said this had proved unnecessary given the volume of applications.
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Three generations of the same police dog family are now working at Dounreay. It has often been said that generations of the same families have worked at the Caithness site and now that is certainly true for Civil Nuclear Constabulary police dogs Vader – who is head of the family – his daughter Tess and puppy Jaxx, his grandson. All are busy patrolling around the Caithness site which is being decommissioned at a cost of £2.32bn.
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