A total of 38 compulsory redundancies have been announced for water and waste equipment providers IETG, based at Cross Green Industrial Estate, in Leeds.
The international company, owned by the Idex Corporation in America, makes and loans water and waste equipment for the water treatment and has clients across the UK including Yorkshire Water, Scottish Water and Northumbrian Water.
The job losses are approximately one third of the 120 strong workforce.
Staff say rumours have been circulating since before Christmas about possible job losses.
The company’s website claims to be ‘your partner for multi-disciplinary support services within the water and waste water sectors.’ It states: “Operating across the UK and globally, we employ many industry experts and specialists, this enables us to provide our clients with solutions to suit the needs of their business.”
One worker, who did not wish to be named, said: “The job Losses are one third of the Leeds workforce. Rumours of redundancy having flying about since just before Christmas but they have now been confirmed. They will not allow a union to operate. They supply their equipment to the big water and waste water companies.
“They sent a message out to all employees that they could call into their office in Leeds to receive a slice of cake to celebrate the operations director being there 12 months, on the very day the operations team were being made redundant.”
The company did not return calls to the YEP at the time of going to press. But it is understood the redundancies are being processed.