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The Oban Times - - DISTRICTS - MARTIN LAING mlaing@oban­

WHAT on earth is go­ing on at Glen­sanda quarry?

We have re­ported over the past cou­ple of weeks about the threat to as many as 25 jobs at the quarry by the new Span­ish op­er­a­tor, Oban Earth Works.

Staff at the quarry and their trade union, the GMB, have slammed Oban Earth Works for its be­hav­iour re­cently in putting peo­ple’s jobs in jeop­ardy.

The com­pany has said it is ‘un­likely’ there will be any com­pul­sory re­dun­dan­cies at what is Europe’s big­gest gran­ite quarry, but this re­as­sur­ance has been dis­missed by GMB of­fi­cials.

Fur­ther­more, the com­pany said ‘it is likely 23 or more mem­bers of staff will re­main from 38’. It seems there is no doubt some mem­bers of staff will be made re­dun­dant but there is dis­pute about the num­bers. This is a highly un­set­tling time for peo­ple work­ing at Glen­sanda, whose fu­ture is be­ing squab­bled over. The work­ers de­serve far bet­ter treat­ment than this.

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