‘Dark Day’ For Scottish economy as BiFab yards ‘effect...

‘Pat Rafferty on BiFab yards ‘effective closure’

12 July 2018

Unite Scottish secretary Pat Rafferty said: “Unite is disappointed that despite the fanfare last year following the takeover of BiFab by Canadian engineering firm DF Barnes that the decision to effectively close the yard has been taken.

“We all knew the future of the yards depended heavily on orders coming in and the failure to secure contracts would make the future difficult. We remain optimistic that the company will be successful in its tendering process for future contracts going forward.

“There is however some degree of irritation that those that must bear some responsibility for where the company is today are still in post, while the workforce have been cast aside.”