Union leaders say they are backing plans for Sizewell C because of worries over potential energy gaps when the wind is not strong enough to generate electricity. Prospect union, along with TUC, Unite and GMB, are also supporting the nuclear power station project because of the jobs it would bring and the millions of pounds it would pump into the economy each year. EDF Energy is set make its application for consent next year for the project, which will create 6,000-plus jobs during construction and 900 jobs when the station is operational. Estimates say the project will be worth £100m a year during construction and then £40m a year in operation. Representatives from the four unions – Sue Ferns, Prospect’s senior deputy general secretary, Paul Nowak of the TUC, Justin Bowden of GMB, and Miles Hubbard, Unite – yesterday visited EDF Energy’s coastal complex to show their support and discuss future funding options for Sizewell C.
East Anglian Daily Times 4th Oct 2019 read more »
Take a rare look behind the scenes at Sizewell B – Suffolk’s nuclear power station.
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