But 150 laid off at heating plant
Last updated at 13:10, Thursday, 06 December 2012
UP to 150 Sellafield contractors working on the off-site combined heat and power plant were laid off yesterday.
Sellafield Ltd terminated the contract of Worley Parsons Europe Ltd to provide an alternative steam supply to the nuclear site.
Worley Parsons is the main contractor and the laid-off workers include those employed by several sub-contract companies.
Sellafield Ltd said: “With other partners we will assess alternative arrangements to ensure the project is delivered safely and to maximum benefit for the taxpayer. Any employment issues are between the contractor, its subcontractors and their own staff.”
The contract has been to build a new back up boiler system. An angry worker said: “It’s a total shock. We were just told to go home because the project was mothballed, even though it was 85 per cent completed. We are disgusted by what’s happened.”
First published at 13:09, Thursday, 06 December 2012
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk
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Sellafield have cancelled the contact they haven't laid anybody off whatever the contractors do is their business and sellafield have no ontol in that respect
Everyone has a 30 day consultation period, no one has been laid off.
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