Construction workers at Ferrybridge Power Station stage protest

Ferrybridge power station. p1978b752

Ferrybridge power station. p1978b752

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Workers building a new multi-fuel energy plant at Ferybridge Power Station walked out on strike in a dispute over pay and working conditions this morning.

More than 150 construction workers, working for contractor Rainham Industrial Services (RIS), staged a protest at the site entrance off Stranglands Lane.

A spokesman for RIS said: “We are presently in discussions with the union representatives and hope to release a formal statement later today.”

Police officers from Normanton, Featherstone, Castleford, Pontefract and Knottingley monitored the protest but a force spokesman said no arrests were made.