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Unite calls for reassurances over proposed Chivas relocation

Unite calls for reassurances over proposed Chivas relocation

03 November 2016

Unite the union has called for reassurances after Chivas Brothers announced its intention to close its Paisley site and move work to Kilmalid in Dumbarton.

Unite regional officer Pat McIlvogue said: “It’s fair to say that the first reaction of our members to this news was shock, closely followed by anxiety. We believe the company should have made an effort to talk with Unite’s workplace representatives at Chivas in Paisley long before they made this huge announcement. 

“The company has started a period of consultation on these proposals and we will be working with our members to get the answers they need going forward, and we will be looking for reassurances from the company around jobs, working conditions and the logistics of any proposed move.”

Unite represents around 200 members at Chivas Brothers in Paisley.

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Notes to editors

For more information contact Unite Scotland press officer David Eyre on 07960 451631 / david.eyre@unitetheunion.org