An action group set up to look at alternative options for the closure-threatened Michelin factory will hold its first meeting on Monday.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said her thoughts are with workers at the closure-threatened Michelin tyre factory in Dundee as she pledged to leave “no stone unturned” in attempts to secure its future.
Converting the Michelin factory to provide small-scale tyre production alongside research and development could be one way to preserve the company’s presence in Dundee, the leader of the city council has suggested.
Workers at Michelin were the last to know their jobs had been scrapped, as the firm took four weeks to notify staff and held crunch talks with Scottish Government ministers.
The firm behind the £100 million replacement for the Baldovie incinerator in Dundee said construction work would continue.
Dundee and Angus College has said it will try to help Michelin staff retrain in order to find alternative employment after the factory’s closure.
Unite the union says it was confident of securing a "flexibility agreement" before Michelin unexpectedly announced the closure of its Dundee factory.
The Scottish Government has issued a statement on the future of Michelin Dundee after urgent talks were held earlier today.
Workers at the Michelin tyre factory in Dundee today told how news that the plant is to close with the loss of almost 850 jobs came "out of the blue" after they received text messages calling them to a meeting to confirm its closure.
Scottish Government will ‘leave no stone unturned’ to save Dundee factory after Michelin announcement
Talks are expected to take place following the decision by Michelin to close its Dundee tyre factory in the next couple of years.
Michelin has tonight announced it will close its Dundee factory within the next two years.
Hundreds of jobs are at risk at Michelin's tyre factory in Dundee amid claims that cheaper foreign imports are having an impact.