Unite reacted angrily to the news today (Tuesday September 17) that Sirius Minerals has been forced to halt plans to build a potash mine in North Yorkshire.
Once operational the potash mine would have created hundreds of jobs both in North Yorkshire and Teesside where there are plans to build a processing plant at the former steelworks in Redcar.
Unite national officer Ian Woodland said, “This is a vital project for a region which is crying out for new investment and jobs.
“The government’s failure to support this project is a major reason why Sirius Minerals has had to put its plans on hold and look at alternative ways to finance its project.
“The government must now rectify its error, support the scheme and help to generate jobs on Teesside where they are desperately needed.
“In order to ensure that this vitally needed project sees the light of day it is imperative that Sirius Minerals works in cooperation with Unite going forward so that we can create first class, highly motivated, unionised jobs.”