Scottish Government commitment to Green Jobs in tatters as they pull support from BiFab
500 jobs are set to be lost and the Scottish Government’s pledge to create jobs is in tatters after support was pulled from BiFab just days before the Scottish Parliament’s Finance Committee was being asked to approve a support package. Despite claims by the Scottish and UK Governments and energy giant SSE that they want to create supply chain jobs in Scotland, the future of potentially thousands of workers appears to have been lost.
STUC General Secretary Roz Foyer said:
“This is a hammer blow for workers desperately in need of a future, and for the communities of Fife and at Arnish. After more than two years of valiant struggle, they have been abandoned, just at the time that construction and manufacturing in renewables should be taking centre stage.
“Despite the Scottish Government’s protestations regarding State Aid, few observers of industry will doubt that governments and competitor companies in Europe would be standing up for their own supply chain and their own workers. We need to know when the Scottish Government took that view that Bi-Fab would go into liquidation and we want to see the legal advice on which that view is based.
“We will not give up even if others appear to have done so. It’s time now to hear from the First Minister and the UK Prime Minister about how their respective claims about a green jobs revolution squares with this bitter news.”
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