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British Sugar drawn into ethanol plant dispute
Source : farmersguardian.com
British Sugar has become drawn into an increasingly bitter labour dispute over the construction of a £200m bioethanol plant, near Hull. The sugar producer's Newark plant was targeted on Tuesday in a peaceful protest, organised by the GMB union, by about 40 workers complaining at 'unlawful treatment' by the company behind the plant, Vivergo Fuels - a joint venture made up of oil giant BP, British Sugar and DuPont. The dispute arose in March when Vivergo terminated its contract with the main engineer deployed to build the plant at Saltend, Redhall Engineering, citing "significant performance issues and delays". Vivergo said the contract should have been completed in February yet the construction was "still less than 70% complete".
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2 May 2011 |
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