Bird habitat concerns prompt change to Anglesey nuclear timescale. The firm behind a new nuclear power plant in north Wales has confirmed that it intends to delay the submission of the planning application for the project in order finalise its approach to dealing with protected bird habitats near to the site.
ENDS 10th April 2018 read more »
A number of lay officials of Unite the Union have been suspended from office after appearing in a video supporting Julie Morgan’s campaign to be elected deputy leader of Welsh Labour. Ms Morgan, the AM for Cardiff North, and Swansea East MP Carolyn Harris are contesting the election , whose result will be announced at the party’s annual conference later this month. Some Unite members, including at least three lay officials, have appeared on a video backing the AM. The lay officials have now received individual letters from Unite Wales Secretary Andy Richards telling them they are suspended from office pending a disciplinary inquiry. We have seen a letter from Mr Richards to one of the officials which states: “I write to advise that we have received complaints against you concerning alleged breaches of conduct, the potential seriousness of which must be investigated in accordance with our rules.” Mr Richards went on to list three complaints: “That you have allowed yourself to appear in a video used by an outside organisation which made unauthorised use of the Unite and Unite Wales logo. “That you have allowed yourself to appear in a video used by an outside organisation which featured an attack upon Unite’s balanced energy policy which contravenes our rules and jeopardises our members’ jobs. “That you have allowed yourself to appear in a video used by an outside orgainsation which publicly voiced support for a candidate in an election who is opposing a Unite sponsored candidate.” The second point is understood to refer to Ms Morgan’s support for a nuclear-free Wales.
Wales Online 10th April 2018 read more »