Glasgow Cathcart MSP James Dornan has raised recent news from Clyde Union Pumps that they plan to make 90 workers at their Cathcart plant redundant with First Minister Alex Salmond.
North Carolina based SPX announced last week that they will begin consultations with staff and unions as to who will meet the criteria for redundancy, with consultations expected to end by June 16th.
Local MSP James Dornan has arranged to meet with SPX Chief Executive, Keith Mitchell, and has also raised the matter with First Minister Alex Salmond.
Mr Dornan said: “This is a blow to 90 hard working employees at one of Cathcart’s oldest institutions, and to the wider community.
“I raised the matter today with the First Minister and he has assured me that PACE, (Partnership Action for Continuing Employment) The Scottish Government agency responsible for dealing with large scale redundancies, have met with staff at Clyde Union Pumps on Tuesday of this week to ensure that those being made redundant are fully supported in to finding new employment.
“I have arranged to meet with Chief Executive Keith Mitchell and will be seeking assurances that the process will be fair and transparent. I’ll also be offering my services as the local MSP to any member of staff who needs any advice during or following the redundancy process.
“Clyde Pumps, started originally by the Weirs brothers in 1886, has a tremendous history with the people of Cathcart and I’ll be seeking assurances from Mr Mitchell that they plan to maintain that close community link that local people have got to know over many, many years.”