MSP Offers Assistance To 2 Sisters Workforce

Thursday 12 April, 2018 Written by 
MSP Offers Assistance To 2 Sisters Workforce

Following the announcement that the 2 Sisters Group will close its chicken production plant in Cambuslang in August 2018, local MSP Clare Haughey has said her “overriding priority now as the constituency MSP is to ensure those who are being made redundant find alternative and suitable work.”
 
The announced closure comes following an eight-week consultation between the company, Unite the Union, Scottish Enterprise, Paul Wheelhouse Minister for Business as well as local politicians.

Ms Haughey has previously met with the management of the 2 Sisters Group and spoken with workers and trade unions to offer her support during the ongoing uncertainty over the last few months.

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Image: 2 Sisters Food Group

Clare Haughey MSP said:
 
“I am saddened to learn of the decision announced today that the 2 Sisters Food Group are to close their factory in Cambuslang this August, despite the best efforts of Unite the Union, the Scottish Government and its agencies.
 
“My overriding priority now as the constituency MSP is to ensure those who are being made redundant in August find alternative and suitable work. In addition to the support that will be offered by the Scottish Government’s PACE team, I have today written to Uddingston-based Dawnfresh to ask that they consider employing some of the well-trained and motivated staff from 2 Sisters. Dawnfresh could be in line for a major contract from Marks & Spencer, who were a customer of 2 Sisters, and I urge them to speak with the workforce in Cambuslang should they be awarded this contract and require additional staff.
 
“This decision is devastating for Cambuslang and nearby communities, and I will ensure I can be of as much assistance as possible to my constituents during this difficult time.”

Clare Haughey MSP

Image: Clare Haughey MSP

 

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