Tax breaks and government grants are ready to be deployed in the battle to save Dundee’s Michelin plant, says the Finance Secretary.
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.
Michelin bosses have given Scottish Economy Secretary Derek Mackay until the end of the month to come up with a plan that could save the closure-threatened Dundee site.
Michelin boss John Reid has revealed his own devastation at the news the Dundee factory is to close down.
Workers have spoken of their agony at the news tyre giant Michelin is to shut down its Dundee factory.
‘Can we diversify factory?’: Dundee council chief to look at all options to save Michelin site and jobs
Dundee East MSP Shona Robison and city council leader John Alexander have vowed to do all they can to secure the future of the Michelin plant.
The Tay Cities Deal is being delayed in the wake of the forthcoming job losses at Michelin.
Unite the union says it was confident of securing a "flexibility agreement" before Michelin unexpectedly announced the closure of its Dundee factory.
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.
Michelin has tonight announced it will close its Dundee factory within the next two years.
‘It’s ruined my life’: Dundee brick attack for 35p leaves Michelin worker with PTSD and on anti-depressants
A factory worker says he has been left with post-traumatic stress disorder after two teenage thugs hit him over the head with a rock before robbing him of just 35p and a crate of beer.
Learning all about road safety has been magical for kids around the city.
Union chiefs have called for no compulsory redundancies at Dundee’s troubled Michelin plant.
Employment bosses will offer help to anyone affected by potential job losses at Michelin’s plant in Dundee.
Michelin workers have spoken of their shock at news the tyre maker is considering axing jobs at its Dundee plant.
Hundreds of jobs are at risk at Michelin's tyre factory in Dundee amid claims that cheaper foreign imports are having an impact.
A Dundee factory worker has failed in a legal bid against his employer after his finger was severed in a machine.