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Npower has announced plans to merge its Scarcroft and Limewood sites in Leeds.
Trade union Unison has called today's loss of 2,400 npower jobs "a devastating blow to the workforce" and said that staff are paying the price for mistakes in management.
The Union GMB says it is "disappointed" at npower's announcement but "stands ready to work with the company" to ensure continuing employment for its members.
Npower is to cut 2,400 jobs after reporting losses of over £100 million, the energy giant announced.
The cuts represent more than a fifth of the firm's 11,500-strong UK workforce.
The energy company npower has confirmed it is to axe 2,400 jobs as it starts a two-year recovery programme.
The company employs 1200 people in Leeds and over 500 people also work for the firm at a call centre in Hull. Npower has announced its 26 current sites are to be reduced to three regional hubs - but it is still not known if either of the Leeds and Hull sites will be affected.
In a statement npower says its two year recovery programme will make extensive cost savings to help turn around the significant losses made in 2015 and return the company to profitability.
The job losses would include "a mix of those who work directly and indirectly for npower."