Runcorn Thermal Power Station workers end strike

About 600 striking workers building a power station in Cheshire have returned to work, a construction company said.

The workers began unofficial action at Runcorn Thermal Power Station on 7 January over alleged "inadequate on-site facilities".

Keppel Seghers, the client for the construction work, said a Health and Safety Executive inspection on Friday found facilities met its standards.

Speaking last week, a worker called the shortage of toilets a "disgrace".

The worker, who wished to remain anonymous, also said the site lacked a medical centre and water stations.

A Keppel Seghers spokesman said all workers have since returned to work following the inspection.

He said: "Keppel Seghers will continue to uphold its commitment to safe and adequate working environments for all employees engaged on its sites and projects."

When finished, the power station will convert municipal waste from Greater Manchester and Cheshire into energy.

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