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New agreement for Covanta as new plant takes shape

Energy from waste provider Covanta Energy has signed an agreement with trade union GMB Union to work together on future UK facilities.

The partnership will see each company mutually support each other through the development and operation of Covanta’s facilities, with commitments to safety, the environment and Covanta’s workforce’s right to GMB representation the cornerstone of the agreement.

Conversely, Covanta expects to start construction of a new energy from waste facility in Cheshire, UK and 566 new jobs will be created.

‘This is an important milestone in Covanta’s history in the UK,’ says MD Malcolm Chilton. ‘We are committed to operating our facilities to the highest standards, especially with respect to the environment and safety. We look forward to working closely with the GMB to help us realise these objectives.’