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Dispute over jobs at Dounreay in Caithness

Sixteen workers were turned away when they reported for work at Dounreay on Monday amid a row over their jobs.

The workers have been told they are no longer needed as their employer Nuvia's contract at the nuclear plant in Caithness has ended.

But they claim they should have transferred to the site's operator Dounreay Site Restoration Limited.

The company said it was not obliged to employ them. The case is to go to an employment tribunal.

The workers' claim has been backed by the union Unite.



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