GMB not at work

GMB not at work on the E-on Rampion wind farm
The website reNews is reporting that the GMB union has belatedly realized that Rampion is unlikely to provide much work for its members:

UK union GMB has today called on German utility Eon to provide more information on the employment benefits from the 665MW Rampion offshore wind farm near Brighton.

The union, which represents workers in the energy industry, is concerned that the Round 3 project will bring no boost to the UK economy yet would assure Eon “a good return on their investment”.

GMB said it suspected that Eon will source the turbines from Germany or Denmark, transport them on barges from the Netherlands and connect them with cables made in China.