Construction of the £18bn Hinkley Point C nuclear power station could be delayed with the GMB and Unite unions balloting members over potential industrial action. The two unions are holding a consultative ballot of the 700-strong workforce preparing groundwork at the Somerset site. The dispute centres on the failure of the BYLOR consortium, made up of the French company Bouygues TP and Laing O’Rourke, to pay the bonus rate predicated in the HPC Civil Construction agreement. The unions said the bonus rate offered to its members was “insufficient to attract the quality of workers needed to ensure that the civil works phase of the £18bn project is completed on time”.
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