HUNDREDS of Hinkley C workers could be set to go on strike in an ongoing row over wages. Unite, a workers’ Union, has sent round a flyer to Hinkley C workers which says workers deserve a bonus and performance allowance and states “if no agreement can be reached, then all options, including industrial action will be considered”. French energy firm EDF says it has been working closely with the unions throughout the project and say the decision to issue the leaflet was ‘surprising’ given negotiations were still ongoing. “We were surprised and disappointed to learn that this leaflet was being circulated when discussions with our trade union partners are still in progress,” an EDF spokesman said. The Mercury has seen a copy of the flyer which has been handed round to workers which states ‘The bosses can’t be allowed to build Hinkley on the cheap’.
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A United Nations committee has asked the U.K. to suspend construction of the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant pending assessment of the environmental impact. Stop Hinkley Spokesperson, Roy Pumfrey said: “This is yet another embarrassment for the Government and its obsession with outdated, dangerous nuclear technology. This month we have already seen the Daily Telegraph warn that the old energy order is drawing to a close and that Theresa May’s Government will be cursed for locking us into Hinkley Point C’s ruinously high prices. Commentators and energy experts from all shades of opinion have told her that this phenomenally expensive project is an unnecessary form of power generation. Unlike previous Prime Ministers we know she is not averse to the occasional U-turn, so she should take the opportunity presented by the United Nations Committee to call a halt to this project now.”
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A United Nations committee has asked the UK to suspend work on the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant, pending assessment of the environmental impact.
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