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Dounreay Nuclear Station Strike Postponed Following Improved Pay OfferThumbnail for article : Dounreay Nuclear Station Strike Postponed Following Improved Pay Offer
Strike action on Wednesday 19 June by around 600 Unite members suspended.   Strike action on Wednesday 19 June by around 600 Unite members employed by Nuclear Restoration Services Limited (NRS) at Dounreay nuclear power station has been suspended to allow workers to be balloted on a new pay offer.  
Corwm Visits Dounreay Nuclear SiteThumbnail for article : Corwm Visits Dounreay Nuclear Site
Members were given an overview of the scale of the problem and challenges faced in the decommissioning of the site.   In the last week of March 2024, several members of CoRWM led by the Chair, Sir Nigel Thrift, made the long journey up to the North of Scotland to visit the Dounreay nuclear site, now managed by Nuclear Restoration Services.  
Dounreay Bosses Accused As Workers Strike At Nuclear Site TodayThumbnail for article : Dounreay Bosses Accused As Workers Strike At Nuclear Site Today
Bosses at Dounreay have driven workers to strike after hiding behind civil service pay rules, according to GMB Scotland.   Workers at the nuclear complex are on strike today after overwhelmingly rejecting a revised pay offer and backing industrial action.  
NDA Group Establishes Innovative Partnership To Manage Asbestos Waste At Legacy Nuclear SitesThumbnail for article : NDA Group Establishes Innovative Partnership To Manage Asbestos Waste At Legacy Nuclear Sites
The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), in collaboration with its subsidiary Nuclear Waste Services (NWS), has awarded two contracts to establish an innovative partnership for the enhanced management of asbestos waste.   The Asbestos Innovation Partnership (AIP) will work with the NDA, NWS and the supply chain, to test and develop new solutions to treat asbestos waste, helping to deliver efficiencies and enable more effective waste management.  
17/4/2024
Wick RNLI Lifeboat Launched To Assist Round Britain RowerThumbnail for article : Wick RNLI Lifeboat Launched To Assist Round Britain Rower
Wick RNLI lifeboat the Roy Barker II was launched at 7:15pm on Sunday 14 April to go to the assistance of a round Britain rower.   The rower had successfully passaged through the Pentland Firth and was making his way down the east coast towards Freswick when there was a change of wind direction which made getting around the headland against both wind and tide very difficult.  
Dounreay Workers Vote To Strike Over PayThumbnail for article : Dounreay Workers Vote To Strike Over Pay
Workers at the Dounreay nuclear power complex in Caithness have voted to strike in a dispute over pay.   The GMB union said its ballot had an 85% turnout.  
Great British Nuclear To Buy Two Hitachi Sites For New Nuclear DevelopmentThumbnail for article : Great British Nuclear To Buy Two Hitachi Sites For New Nuclear Development
Land is to be acquired by government to underpin nuclear revival.   In a historic day for the UK's energy security, Great British Nuclear (GBN) is buying land for new nuclear development from Hitachi at both Wylfa in Ynys Môn/Anglesey and Oldbury-on-Severn in Gloucestershire.  
North Highlands Team Headed For International Robot ChallengeThumbnail for article : North Highlands Team Headed For International Robot Challenge
NRS Dounreay and socio economic partners hosted the second FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge North Highland Tournament in March with local schools taking part.   The North Highland tournament took place in March at ETEC on the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) North West and Hebrides Thurso Campus.  
Gad Develops Bespoke Benefits Modeller As Nuclear Decommissioning Authority Reforms Pension BenefitsThumbnail for article : Gad Develops Bespoke Benefits Modeller As Nuclear Decommissioning Authority Reforms Pension Benefits
GAD has built a pension benefit modeller to support the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority as it undertakes a pension reform programme.   The Government Actuary's Department (GAD) has supported the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) as it undertakes a pension reform programme.  
Dounreay Power Station Faces Threat Of Strike ActionThumbnail for article : Dounreay Power Station Faces Threat Of Strike Action
Unite the union confirmed around 450 of its members employed by Magnox Limited based at Dounreay power station are being balloted for strike action in a pay dispute.   The ballot which is now open will close on 2 April.  
NDA Group Hosts First Ever Large-scale Graduate Recruitment EventThumbnail for article : NDA Group Hosts First Ever Large-scale Graduate Recruitment Event
This week, the NDA group hosted it's first ever large-scale graduate recruitment event in Manchester, with over 600 candidates in attendance.   The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) group held its first ever large-scale graduate recruitment event in Manchester this week, bringing together more than 600 candidates as it looks to double the number of opportunities across its graduate schemes this year.  
4/3/2024
Futureskills Apprenticeship Grant Scheme AnnouncementThumbnail for article : Futureskills Apprenticeship Grant Scheme Announcement
The Caithness Business Fund is celebrating a substantial investment boost of £100,000 from Focus North partners NRS Dounreay and the NDA to support the launch of FutureSkills.   The apprenticeship grant scheme is designed to tackle skills shortages and drive investment in new opportunities for both businesses and young people in the North Highlands.  
5/2/2024
Exciting New Post In Caithness To Highlight OpportunitiesThumbnail for article : Exciting New Post In Caithness To Highlight Opportunities
The Chamber is looking to recruit a Talent Attraction/Recruitment Specialist for its Recruit North Highlands initiative.  This is a new and exciting post which will see the successful candidate play a unique and pivotal role in attracting talent to the region.  
Nuclear Decommissioning Authority - Draft Business Plan 2024 To 2027 For ConsultationThumbnail for article : Nuclear Decommissioning Authority - Draft Business Plan 2024 To 2027 For Consultation
The NDA Draft Business Plan sets out key activities and expected progress for all 17 of the NDA's nuclear sites over the next 3 years.  We want to hear from anyone who has a comment on any aspect of this document.  
Visiting relatives and friends this Christmas? Make sure your home is safe AFTER DARKThumbnail for article : Visiting relatives and friends this Christmas? Make sure your home is safe AFTER DARK
Consider carefully what you are putting on social media, especially if you are staying away to visit friends and relatives this Christmas.  Be wary of posting photographs of Christmas parties that contain images of high value jewellery.  
Learn And Earn - Apprentice Recruitment Open - Nuclear Waste Services - Dounreay EtcThumbnail for article : Learn And Earn - Apprentice Recruitment Open - Nuclear Waste Services - Dounreay Etc
NRS is delighted to announce that we are recruiting over 30 level 2 - 6 engineering and business apprentices to deliver our decommissioning mission.   John Vickerman, Chief People Officer, commented: "NRS is an exciting place to be.  
Register Now For The Largest Nuclear Decommissioning Supply Chain Event In EuropeThumbnail for article : Register Now For The Largest Nuclear Decommissioning Supply Chain Event In Europe
Today, Monday 20 November, the NDA has opened registration for its tenth nuclear decommissioning supply chain event, which will be held at The International Centre in Telford on 27 June 2024.   Launched in 2011, the supply chain event has gone on to attract a total of around 10,000 visitors from more than 20 countries over the years, representing thousands of companies both large and small.  
NDA Reaffirms Cooperation With Korea Radioactive Waste AgencyThumbnail for article : NDA Reaffirms Cooperation With Korea Radioactive Waste Agency
Leaders from the UK's Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), and the Korea Radioactive Waste Agency (KORAD) signed their second cooperation statement.   Yesterday, Monday 20 November 2023, leaders from the UK's Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), and the Korea Radioactive Waste Agency (KORAD) reaffirmed their commitment to share their knowledge, experience and technology in relation to the management of radioactive waste.  
Work Begins To Permanently Secure Low Level Nuclear Waste VaultsThumbnail for article : Work Begins To Permanently Secure Low Level Nuclear Waste Vaults
A key programme of work at the Low Level Waste Repository in Cumbria is making real progress.   The Repository, which is part of Nuclear Waste Services (NWS) and manages disposal of the UK's low level radioactive waste, has started key work on the final capping of historic trenches and vaults which are now full and ready for permanent closure.  
Science Fair Connecting Students To A Future In NuclearThumbnail for article : Science Fair Connecting Students To A Future In Nuclear
Nuclear Waste Services (NWS) and Women in Nuclear (WiN UK) hosted an event for young people to promote and showcase career opportunities in the nuclear industry.   Around 150 students attended the first ever Nuclear Connection Science Fair in Oxford, hosted by NWS and Women in Nuclear (WiN UK) on 10 November 2023.