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Shipbuilding: Disaster on the Clyde

Scotland’s last non-military shipbuilder, Ferguson’s on the Clyde, is heading for bankruptcy, with the loss of 70 jobs – despite a promise from SNP leader Alex Salmond to maintain it.

Jim Moohan, Chair of the Confederation of Shipbuilding & Engineering Unions (CSEU) in Scotland and GMB Scotland senior organiser, said:

“There was a personal commitment from the First Minister that the workforce would be protected and that work would remain…Alex Salmond should deliver a personal apology to each and every one of these men today.

“The CSEU is issuing a direct challenge to the Minister to intervene on behalf of the Scottish Government. Regardless of EU guidelines, he has the right to intervene.”