Press Release, 21st October 2015
We must do everything possible to secure future of plant
Greenock and Inverclyde Duncan McNeil has written to Scottish Enterprise Minister Fergus Ewing urging him to do all he can to secure the long-term future of James Walker Devol.
It follows the news that the engineering company plans to make 19 of its workers redundant largely because of the slump in oil and gas prices has affected its business.
Duncan McNeil said:
“I welcome the news that the Union and James Walker Devol are working together to try and resolve this very serious situation. In the last week I have been liaising with Unite and I have contacted Scottish Enterprise to see what can be done beyond the PACE support.”
“I have also written to Fergus Ewing the Enterprise Minister urging him and his officials to do all they can to save as many of the jobs as possible and to get the company through this difficult time. James Walker Devol is a key employer locally so it is crucial we do everything possible to secure its long-term future.”