Sizewell C delays runs real risk of job losses

13 May 2022
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GMB, the energy union, says today’s delay to the decision on the Sizewell C nuclear reactor runs the risk of job losses. 

The Government said it needed more time to look at new information regarding 320 billion project in Suffolk

Charlotte Childs, GMB National Officer, said:

"Sizewell C is essential for meeting our energy challenges. We need spades in the ground to keep the lights on and the production lines moving in the medium to long-term. 

"The Government must complete its assessment as quickly as possible. The UK's nuclear programme has been delayed too many times due to political decisions, and we need confirmation for this essential project.

"Thousands of highly-skilled workers are currently building Hinkley Point C or supplying components through its supply chain. There is a real risk that those jobs will be lost if there isn't a programme of work.

"This project is essential for jobs and skills and hitting our environmental targets - we need to be clear that there can be no net zero without new nuclear."

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