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500 new jobs at Sellafield is great news for West Cumbria

500 new jobs at Sellafield is great news for West Cumbria

06 December 2012

Unite, Britain's biggest union, has welcomed Sellafield's announcement today (Thursday 6 December) to create 500 new jobs to accelerate the decommissioning of the West Cumbria site.

Sellafield, along with other ageing UK nuclear sites, is being decommissioned ahead of a planned investment in new power stations.The clean-up process is due to be completed by the end of the decade.

Unite national officer Kevin Coyne said: "The creation of new jobs in West Cumbria is great news for the local economy in the current economic climate. The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority's (NDA) decision to accelerate decommissioning is good news for Sellafield. We know that there are still a number of job vacancies on the site and we call on the NDA to fill these positions with urgency."

The Sellafield site currently employs around 10,000 people.

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Contact Ciaran Naidoo on 07768 931 315

  • Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union with 1.5 million members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.