Workers on Aberdeen’s long-awaited bypass were left “dazed” amid reports several had been made redundant.
Some North-east-based employees of construction giant Carillion were feared to be among hundreds across the UK to be told that they had lost their jobs.
Britain’s second largest building firm went into liquidation last month, plunging the completion date for the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) into uncertainty.
Economy Secretary Keith Brown told a Holyrood committee last week that about half of Carillion’s 76 directly-employed AWPR workers had been transferred to the other two consortium partners on the project, Balfour Beatty and Galliford Try, and that there was a “strong expectation that far more will be taken on”.
The Unite trade union held crisis talks with affected workers at a series of meetings across Scotland, including in Aberdeen. It said there had been about 30 redundances in Scotland so far, with notices given on Friday to staff on the bypass project.