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On Monday workers at the Atomics Weapons Establishment (AWE) were out on strike for the 16th time since November as part of long-running pensions dispute. More than 700 workers are striking, with...

Serco group to repay £68 million to government following tagging fraud

Serco Group, one of the three corporate partners in AWE Management Ltd, the company which runs the UK's nuclear weapons factories, has agreed to repay more than £68 million to the government after overcharging on a contract with the Ministry of Justice for the electronic tagging of prisoners.

Nuclear warhead factory police under investigation for failing to conduct key security duties

Police responsible for guarding the Atomic Weapons Establishment at Burghfield, where the UK's nuclear weapons are assembled, are under investigation for failing to carry out security duties.

Nuclear weapons factories placed under 'special measures' by government nuclear safety watchdog

The factories which build and maintain the UK's nuclear weapons are among five nuclear sites which require an “enhanced  level of regulatory attention” because of the risks they pose, according to the government's nuclear safety regulator.

Cabinet Office investigates Serco government contracts

Serco Group, one of the companies in the management consortium which operates the Atomic Weapons Establishment, is under investigation by a team from the Cabinet office following accusations that it has overcharged the Ministry of Justice by millions of pounds on contracts for tagging offenders.

New Zealand Superannuation Fund dumps investment in UK nuclear weapons programme

The New Zealand Superannuation Fund has pulled out of investing in Jacobs Engineering Group and Serco Group – two members of the contracting consortium responsible for managing the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE), where the UK's nuclear weapons are designed and built.

Spotlight on nuclear factory's failure to publish environmental information

Nuclear Information Service is publishing a series of undisclosed official reports documenting the safety and environmental performance of the Atomic Weapons Establishment during the year 2012.

Norwegian government pension fund withdraws investment from AWE partner

The Norwegian government's pension fund has withdrawn its investments from Jacobs Engineering – one of the parent companies behind the consortium which manages the Atomic Weapons Establishment – because of its involvement in the manufacture of nuclear weapons.

AWE construction programme continues to make headway

Significant progress has been made in delivering the major projects programme at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE), with three key new facilities on schedule for handover to operational managers next year.

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