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Unite welcomes ‘great news’ for Lochaber

Unite welcomes ‘great news’ for Lochaber

24 November 2016

Scotland’s biggest union has welcomed news of the Lochaber Smelter’s purchase by SIMEC/Liberty House.

Regional officer Richard Whyte said: “The saying about the devil being in the detail is true, but on the face of it this is great news for the workforce, great news for Lochaber and great news for manufacturing industry in this country.

“It appears that our members’ jobs are safe, the plant’s future is secured, and the new owners say they are committed to working with the community and ourselves to develop the local economy and create more jobs in the future.

“Our workplace representatives met with the new owners today and we expect good relations going forward.”

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