As BiFab teeters on the brink of collapse, the STUC has today written to the First Minister urging the convening of an emergency meeting to seek a potential resolution.
In the letter STUC General Secretary Roz Foyer states that BiFab has become an emblem for historic failures of industrial policy, but that it also has the potential to create jobs in the Scottish renewables supply chain.
She calls for an 11th hour effort to save the NNG contract by bringing together unions, government and the main stakeholders Saipem and DF Barnes to explore all options for securing the work. Roz Foyer said:
“It is an understatement to say that we have reached a critical juncture for the offshore wind supply chain. The faith of workers in the potential for a just transition is at breaking point. It is to the benefit of no-one, whether in government or industry, for BiFab to be added to the list of supply chain failures.
“Unions have sought at every juncture to find a solution to the current problem. There is too much at stake for us to give up now.”