Politi­cians pledge to sup­port work­force

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Ruther­glen MSP Clare Haughey de­scribed the pro­posed clo­sure of the 2 Sis­ters fac­tory as “trou­bling”.

She added: “I’ll be seek­ing a meet­ing with man­age­ment at the site as an ab­so­lute pri­or­ity to bet­ter un­der­stand the cir­cum­stances that they find them­selves in and what can be done to se­cure a fu­ture for the fac­tory.

“I’m de­ter­mined to do all I can to help those con­stituents and their fam­i­lies.”

Ged Killen, MP for Ruther­glen and Hamil­ton West, also said that he will fight along­side the work­ers to keep the fac­tory open and will work closely with the trade unions to pro­tect jobs.

He added: “I’m shocked at the an­nounce­ment from 2 Sis­ters that the plant in Cam­bus­lang is at risk of clo­sure.

“My first thoughts fol­low­ing the an­nounce­ment are with the em­ploy­ees and their fam­i­lies who were not ex­pect­ing this news and are go­ing into the week­end wor­ried for their fu­tures.

“I have spo­ken with Unite the Union and Scot­tish En­ter­prise re­gard­ing the prospec­tive clo­sure and will be meet­ing with the man­age­ment of the plant this week in or­der to see what op­tions are avail­able to try and pro­tect lo­cal jobs.

“2 Sis­ters has plans to cre­ate 1,000 jobs within the poul­try sup­ply chain in the UK and I want to see how we can go about en­sur­ing that jobs stay in Cam­bus­lang.

“Los­ing 450 jobs would be dev­as­tat­ing for the lo­cal com­mu­nity.”

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