Community and workforce must be at heart of Grangemouth future

The local community and trade unions must be at the heart of decision making about the future of Grangemouth, Scottish Greens Central Scotland MSP Gillian Mackay said today.

Speaking in the Scottish Parliament Ms Mackay noted the importance of a worker and community led just transition.

Gillian Mackay MSP said:

“I grew up in Grangemouth and know how important a just transition will be for workers, the planet and the communities that surround the Grangemouth refinery. The community needs the Scottish Government to do everything it can to deliver a just transition."

Questioning the Environment Minister, Ms Mackay also called for wider representation in the Grangemouth future industry board, saying:

“The future of Grangemouth depends on a just transition from fossil fuels, which is led by the local communities and trade unions, who must also be involved in future decisions around the plant and should be represented on the Grangemouth Future industry board.”