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Npower restructuring will cost 4,500 jobs - British union

FILE PHOTO: A sign hangs outside the building of electricity provider npower in Solihull, Britain, March 7, 2016. REUTERS/Darren Staples/File Photo

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A restructuring of British energy supplier Npower announced by new parent E.ON EONGn.DE will result in 4,500 job cuts, British union UNISON said in a press release.

“This is a cruel blow for Npower employees. They’ve been worried about their jobs for months. Now their worst fears have been realised, less than a month before Christmas,” UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said.

Reporting by Christoph Steitz; editing by Thomas Seythal

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