UNION members have mounted a protest at the site of a planned energy from waste plant on Deeside.

North Wales Police had issued the appeal to motorists to find alternative routes due to the Unite Union action outside the Parc Adfer construction site at the Deeside Industrial Estate today (Tuesday, April 17).

The protest at the £800 million facility is part of a campaign to stop a ‘race to the bottom’ in pay, conditions and safety at the site, union chiefs say.

Unite regional officer Steve Benson said: “The ‘race to the bottom’ and undermining of national agreements by (contractor) CNIM on this public private partnership construction project is shameful."

The project is being undertaken by the North Wales Residual Waste Treatment Partnership, which consists of Flintshire, Denbighshire, Conwy, Gwynedd and Anglesey councils.

A North Wales Police spokesman said at around 7.30am that zone four of the estate was now clear.