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05/11/18 20:00

Response to Michelin announcement

Economy Secretary responds to announcement by Michelin on the closure of their Dundee site. 

Responding to an announcement by Michelin on the closure of their Dundee site in 2020, Economy Secretary Derek Mackay said:

"This will be devastating news not just for those who work at the Michelin plant, but their families and the whole of the city of Dundee.

"My immediate priority is on trying to find a sustainable future for the site, that will protect jobs and I will leave no stone unturned. I will be in Dundee on Tuesday and hope to meet with representatives of the workforce, the city council and the management team to discuss whether there are viable options for the future of this site.

"I was informed at the end of last week of the possibility of closure and immediately sought discussions with the senior management team at Michelin. 

"I know the workforce and unions have gone to immense lengths to make the plant as competitive as possible to secure its future, and we will leave no stone unturned in trying to protect the future of the Dundee site."