Politicians pledge to support workforce
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.”