Unite has responded to Heineken’s announcement that it plans to close the historic Caledonian Brewery in Edinburgh by saying ‘all options’ must be on the table to save production at the site.

Unite can confirm it is scheduled to have talks with Heineken next week to discuss the potential impact on 30 workers currently employed at the brewery. 

Joe Clarke, Unite national officer for the Food and Drink sector said:

“This is devastating news for the Caledonian Brewery which has a 150-year long tradition and history in Edinburgh. Unite will enter into immediate discussions with Heineken and we have arranged meetings next week in order to find out further information and facts relating to the proposed closure. Unite will leave no stone unturned in an effort to keep production and jobs in Edinburgh, and all options should be on the table including government support.”

Heineken took over the operation of Caledonian in 2008 following the acquisition of Scottish & Newcastle. 


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