250 jobs at risk as energy firm E.On plans to close South Yorkshire office
Around 250 jobs are at risk after energy giant E.On announced plans to close an office in South Yorkshire.
A spokesman for the firm said staff at its Dearne Valley branch were told the company was proposing to leave the site at a meeting last week.
He added: "We constantly review all aspects of our business to make sure we continue to give customers a high quality and cost-effective service and to ensure we are set up in the right way to succeed in the future energy market. As part of this process we are proposing to leave our office location at Wath-upon-Dearne in South Yorkshire.
“This proposal is not a reflection of the performance of this site and we value the contribution our colleagues make to our business. We absolutely understand the effect this will have and we will now consult with our trade unions and colleagues on the proposal.”
Wentworth and Dearne MP John Healey said: "This is disappointing news which will have come as a shock to E.On’s committed workers in Wath. The loss of this many jobs is a big blow to our area.
“I’m talking to E.ON and the unions involved and am fighting for E.On to agree to redeploy and retrain as many staff as possible. If there is no other option I want to see a decent redundancy package on the table.”