Magnox Announces Job Cuts At 12 UK Sites

Posted by NucNet on 22 May 2015 in NucNet

Between 1,400 and 1,600 jobs are set to be cut across 12 Magnox nuclear sites in the UK up to September 2016 under restructuring plans announced by Magnox Limited.

The company said the mission to safely decommission the Magnox sites has always predicted reducing staff numbers over the coming years. Staff numbers at the 12 sites have been declining as progress is made on decommissioning programmes, a statement said. Magnox Ltd is responsible for decommissioning Magnox reactor sites in England, Scotland and Wales, which were the first generation of civil nuclear power plants in the UK built during the 1950s and 60s.