Layoffs announced at biomass plant in Teesport, UK

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MGT Teesside, the company behind the £650m TeesREP power station, has said that changes to its "work schedule" have meant certain contractors onsite are no longer needed until later in the year, reported Teesside Live.
A spokesperson for TeesREP on Tees Dock Road said: "We have decided to make changes to our work schedule for this year which has meant some contractors are not required on site until later in the summer. Commissioning work is continuing."
Workers told the publication they were gathered together on 11 January and told the news. One man said he was "devastated" that his time on the plant had "come to an end", after a run of five years.
Unite regional officer for engineering and construction, Neil Howells, said everyone was disappointed in the contractors having to look for work just after the Christmas period.
He said: "The period of time is extensive and it's likely workers will have to look for work elsewhere, away from Teesside. We are meeting with contractors tomorrow morning to discuss it further."
The huge plant has been under construction since late 2016.

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