ABOUT us

About US

Trade Unionists for Safe Nuclear Energy (TUSNE) are a campaign group of trade unions that represent many thousands of workers in the civil nuclear sector.

We unite around a single aim: the wellbeing of the nuclear industry and its employees.

To achieve our goal we work with the industry and politicians of all parties to ensure there is a contribution from nuclear in a low carbon balanced energy mix.


Jim Mowatt - Chair

Currently the Director of Education and Convenor of the Environment Taskforce for Unite, the UK and Ireland’s biggest trade union, Jim is from a Clydeside engineering background.

As a mature student, Jim studied Economics at Heriot-Watt University and then as a post-graduate at University of Edinburgh conducted research into Workers’ Education. At the Institute of Extension Studies in Liverpool University, Jim was instrumental in setting up the Trade Union Study Centre in the Royal Institution.

Jim has represented his union at all levels. He signed the first ever single table agreement in the privatised electricity companies, the first single union deal in the steel industry, and latterly led for all unions in the chemical, oil and pharmaceutical sectors in the UK, Ireland and Europe.

For 18 years Jim served as a Board member on the Engineering Construction Council. Jim was also part of the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) team which set up Health & Safety procedures in the Bulgarian Nuclear Industry.

Chairing the first Windsor Leadership Meeting, for over a decade Jim contributed to the Runge Management Course at Balliol College, Oxford. Presently Jim is a Trustee of Ruskin College, Oxford

Robbie Huston - Coordinator

Robbie is a former shop-steward and convenor at the Capenhurst uranium enrichment plant and has spent 43 years working in the civil nuclear industry.

Since 1997 he has worked as a Public Affairs Manager for Sellafield and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.

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