Layoffs announced at biomass plant in Teesport, UK
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.