Gillian Mackay calls for urgent jobs summit over Grangemouth

Workers at Grangemouth need answers and stability

Scottish Greens are calling for an urgent summit on the future of Grangemouth with workers and community representatives following the shock news that hundreds of jobs are being put at risk by its owners. 

The call from Scottish Green MSP Gillian Mackay follows news that the Petroineos site, part owned by Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s INEOS Group and PetroChina, is to flip operations and become a fuel and import distribution hub.

Ms Mackay, who represents Grangemouth and grew up in the community just yards from the site, said: “Workers and the community are rightly concerned about what yesterday's sudden announcement means for Grangemouth. 

“The community needs us all to pull together to ensure a sustainable future for the site can be found that guarantees well paid jobs with good terms and conditions. We urgently need a proper multi-agency process that involves workers from the outset.

“I am calling for the First Minister to convene an urgent summit to involve the community and workers in what comes next. 

“INEOS has treated its workers terribly, and many are feeling anxious and betrayed.

"I grew up right next to the plant. I know how this will impact local people. 

“We urgently need to provide clarity and security for the community and for the hundreds of workers who will be impacted by this announcement.”

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