Hundreds of workers have walked off the job at a fabrication yard in Fife over a dispute surrounding the non-payment of subcontractors, a union has said.
Members of the GMB union said InfraStrata, which manages the site in Methil under its Harland & Wolff brand, failed to pay more than 100 Portuguese workers building renewable energy components.
The sub-contractor managing the staff, Santa Cruz, ordered employees to sit in cabins until payment was made, GMB told STV News.
However, core staff joined them in a walkout after no wage packets were forthcoming following two days of non-working.
The site is currently building eight turbine jackets for the Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm off the coast of Fife at a cost of £1.4bn.
Management is due to meet with workers on Friday morning to discuss the situation.
InfraStrata purchased the former Burntisland Fabrication site in 2021 alongside a sister facility on Lewis.
GMB Scotland organiser Dominic Pritchard said: “This is the kind of behaviour you would expect from a cowboy contractor.
“There is no excuse for not paying your workers and we understand that core staff have now walked-off in solidarity with the Portuguese sub-contractors too.”
Harland & Wolff has been contacted for comment.
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