Unions stress the need for speed to rescue yards
Unions have stressed the need for speed and clarity in resolving Bifab’s issues.
GMB Scotland secretary Gary Smith said: “The role of SHL must be brought under the spotlight.
“How much do the disputed figures amount to, what is the role of the UK Government in this process and how much is the taxpayer on the hook?
“Today our members are working for free to defend their jobs and families.
“We need that same determination and desire to be matched in the corridors of power and their influence brought to bear on the private interest groups behind this project.
Unite Scotland secretary Pat Rafferty added: “This is a Scottish project for SSE, the Scottish energy giant, for a massive Scottish windfarm with a Scottish company delivering on an agreed contract.
“Where we are now is that a costs dispute with the Dutch owned main contractor SHL seems to be holding the future of all of this to ransom.”