Flamanville and nuclear energy

26 March 2015- update: EFBWW press release: "Labour agency Atlanco Rimec sentenced for social dumping in the European construction sector"

(6 July 2011) Last Friday, a combined delegation of Trade Unions and MEP’s of the Socialists and Democrats party visited the Flamanville nuclear energy construction site.

The site and the company have been in the news in France after lethal accidents and exploitation of foreign workers by subcontractors. They met EdF Representatives and local trade unionists. They denounced exploitation conditions of thousands of workers in Flamanville construction site.

ETUC referred to the risks of nuclear energy: recognizing the scale of risks for the general public as well as the specific risks for nuclear industry workers, the ETUC demands that this industry be treated with the highest possible caution, transparency and democratic control and asks for several measures to be adopted. These relate inter alia to planned stress tests, audits and safety inspections, to safety standards, to subcontracting and agency work, to research, to the need for full transparency on the real costs, to the liabilities for the companies involved.

Fukushima has shown once again that this industry and its supply chain cannot be zero-risk”, stated Confederal Secretary Judith Kirton-Darling. “While some have chosen to move away from nuclear power, others continue to see it as part of their energy mix. Where it remains, we cannot accept anything but the highest safety and security standards for the workforce as well as the general public, and fundamentally transparent public control”.

- To see the video from the S&D MEP’s, realised following the mission in Flamanville

- read our previous article

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