Motion ref. S6M-01155
Prevention of Job Losses - Supporting the Economy
Submitted by: Richard Leonard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour.
Date lodged: Friday, September 10, 2021
Submitting member has a registered interest.
Supported by: Neil Bibby, Foysol Choudhury, Katy Clark, Monica Lennon (Registered interest
), Carol Mochan, Alex Rowley, Paul Sweeney (Registered interest
), Mercedes Villalba (Registered interest
That the Parliament regrets the announcement by CalaChem Fine Chemicals that it proposes to cease manufacturing at its site in Grangemouth; understands that manufacturing has taken place on this site for over 100 years; regrets that this would mean the projected loss of 100 jobs; urges the company to enter into meaningful negotiations with Unite the Union to find ways to avoid these job losses; urges the Scottish Government to offer assistance to prevent these job losses, and considers that this is another example of why there is a need for a Scottish industrial strategy that is investment-led, focuses on jobs-first, is people-centred, and manufacturing-driven.