Union GMB Scotland has warned that industrial action at both of Scotland’s nuclear power stations could leave the country without a third of its electricity supply this Christmas. The stark threat comes as a dispute over cuts to staff terms and conditions intensifies. The biggest trade union in the UK nuclear industry is set to launch a nationwide consultative ballot after EDF Energy announced it will cut a long-standing agreement covering pay, terms and conditions during statutory outage periods. The ballot will include Scotland’s Hunterston B and Torness stations, which employs a total of 1,500 workers, producing 35 per cent of Scotland’s total electricity generation capable of delivering power to 3.7 million homes.
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